I thought this article in the New York Times about Urban Foraging was really interesting.
As I walked around my neighborhood last summer, I saw a neighbors yard that held a full tree of ripe apricots that they didn't seem to be eating. I thought of asking them for some, or of offering something from my own yard in exchange!
So it seems that some people are already doing that, and I think it's great. It helps us use the harvest wisely, it helps us share, and it could help build a sense of community!
I think I'll look around the neighborhood a little more...
Make sure you ask first!
For more info on apricots, go here.