We are in a part of Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood folks call Tangletown to pick some fruit with City Fruit. Homeowner Susan is sharing some of the bounty of her Asian Pear, so City Fruit Harvester Hamilton Anderson is heading up the tree while Catherine Morrison, the non-profit’s executive director, joins us to talk about their mission.
City Fruit is an option for homeowners with too much fruit. Once you’ve collected what you want for your own use, once you’ve given bags away to neighbors, you probably still have fruit on that plum or apple tree. City Fruit can help, harvesting your fruit and donating it to food banks and meal programs.
You can use their map to track the trees in your neighborhood, volunteer and offer your own tree for harvesting. They are even offering help in pruning fruit trees.
Cities are vast urban orchards. The trees in our yards, parks and empty lots can provide fresh fruit for many. It just needs to get to the right people rather than just the worms and squirrels. And let’s face it, there’s still enough for them.
A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:
Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. He is calling the series Taking Root. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”
Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.