If you're looking for Mississauga real estate you're probably wanting more than just a home to live in but a community that you can call your own as well. You want to live in a place where you can have pride and feel good about sharing the space with neighbors that care. Fortunately, Mississauga has all that, and one of the true community activities has been started by somebody new to the area named Carlton Allen.
Mr. Allen came to Mississauga from Jamaica and was quickly impressed by the number of fruit trees growing in backyards across the area. Fruits are aplenty here in Mississauga with pears, plums, cherries, apricots and sweet apples that are ripe for the picking.
Allen noticed that a lot of these fruits were just going to waste because they weren't being harvested by their owners and instead were being left to rot on the ground. He had a bright idea and founded a group in 2009 called the Mississauga Fruit Tree Community Organization. The mission of this organization is to encourage residents to grow food and to make use of what they have in their own backyard.
News of this organization and its mission is catching on with 212 homeowners currently signed on and 335 volunteers harvesting and gardening. One third of the food goes to the volunteers that help out, one third to the homeowners and the remaining food is donated to food banks in the local area.
It's a win-win situation that deserves a lot of credit. Low income residents benefit with healthier local food while the homeowners don't have to deal with rotting fruits lining their yards and instead get to enjoy the food that’s being harvested in their own backyard.
When you purchase Mississauga real estate you are investing in a community that cares about others and the environment. There is a sense of identity here in Mississauga that is hard to find in many other cities.