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Each week, yard-waste trucks rumble through my
Often, these piles include excess citrus from overburdened limbs. Pruning is an important part of gardening, so sometimes, for the health of the tree, or to keep its size in check, the fruit-laden branches must be trimmed. Low-hanging often falls and spoils, too, and attracts bugs, so these fruits may get dumped as well.
Further south, in
This program realizes a quadruple benefit: 1) it assists residents who don’t want their fruit to fall, rot, and go to waste; 2) it assists volunteers by giving them a concrete means to do good, while enjoying the outdoors; 3) it creates a powerful sense of community; and, most important, 4) it provides healthful, fresh food for the hungry.
To learn more, visit Food Forward online. A documentary is also in the works, and if the clip I just saw is any indication, it will be a powerful and inspiring film.