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Please donate to help maintain the orchard
Charlotte and her family have been working and paying the expenses of maintaining the orchard. They don’t sell any of the fruit. It’s all for donation.
The trees have grown tall and are obstructing the row. The orchard must be pruned, or soon we will no have an orchard to harvest. The cost of pruning 800 trees is more than she can afford. Please donate to help Charlotte maintain the orchard that produces more than 50,000 pounds of fresh fruit for the needy each year.
100% of your donation is spent on the maintenance of the orchard.
Daily Republic – Small army picks persimmons and helps feed the hungry
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa volunteer fruit pickers come to the rescue
KGO-ABC News – Volunteers to pick persimmons from Vacaville property
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Visit carpool page for November 7th
Visit carpool page for November 14th
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Tell neighbors on Nextdoor
Read Why She Waters the Persimmon Trees (including last year’s slide show)
It’s a heart warming story. A widower has an orchard of 810 persimmon trees and since she is not a farmer, her delicious, healthy fruit does not meet the requirements of a broken food system that prizes shape, size and looks over taste and quality. Two years ago the entire harvest rotted on trees. Last year she asked us to help. We harvested 52,000 pounds and donated it to local hunger relief agencies and 5 food banks. She wants us back this year and we will do what we can.
There is a lot of fruit on the trees, which means no matter how many volunteers come to help, we will not run out of fruit to pick. We are hoping to harvest at least 50,000 lbs this year. It’s a bit of a stretch for us, but with your help we hope to pull it off. Want to help?
We are inspired with the outpouring of support from these companies and organizations.