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Tutti Frutti: from apples to kiwis!

There are many communal orchards in the communities of the Minett UNESCO Biosphere. These orchards are places of biodiversity and offer residents the opportunity to harvest fruit for free. With the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Syndicat PRO-SUD has launched the Tutti Frutti project to promote free fruit collection among residents through a web card at the regional level.

A pilot project in the South: Tutti Frutti

Thanks to the municipalities, PRO-SUD has surveyed and mapped the communal orchards in the Minett UNESCO Biosphere, where you can freely pick and collect fruit. This project is part of the action “Gielt Band – Hei dierft Dir plécken”, which is carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Syvicol.

The web map can be found on minett-biosphere.com under the tab Tutti Frutti. It is intended to promote free collection to avoid wasting these local foods.

It is true that there are already isolated collection campaigns by citizens, often supervised by associations or community services. However, Tutti Frutti ensures regional visibility of this heritage.

Nearly 75 communal orchards in the Minett UNESCO Biosphere

On the web map, you will discover the orchards in your municipality, which you can visit from May to October, depending on the type of fruit you wish to collect or pick for free. There is no lack of variety; 17 different types of fruit can be found on the more than 2600 trees or bushes counted in the region. Apples are the most common (35 %), followed by pears (16.5 %), plum trees (10.7 %) and cherry trees (10.3 %).

Promoting responsible picking

Fruit picking requires adherence to certain rules to nurture this natural wealth. We therefore invite you to follow the Charter for Good Conduct in Orchards:

  • It is forbidden to climb the tree or use a ladder.
  • The tree must not be damaged.
  • The fruits are for private use. You are not allowed to sell them.
  • Only take the amount of fruit you need.
  • Leave nature in the same condition as you found it.
  • Do not block the access paths.
  • Picking is at your responsibility.
  • Places of biodiversity to restore contact between citizens and nature.

Promoting these freely accessible orchards to the public is also a way of talking about local produce, respect for seasonality and the influence of the weather on production…. These are all ideas that lead to respecting and better understanding nature.

We hope you enjoy picking and tasting and perhaps discover the pleasure of making cakes, jams, jars or juices that are 100% local!

 

Déifferdenger Pléckerten
T.: 58 77 1-1561
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PRO-SUD
T.: 26 17 97-773
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