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Citrus & Roof Rats

  If you have a citrus tree and you don’t harvest your fruit, you might be feeding root rats. Here is how to find out if you are hosting a late night reception. How to Spot Roof Rats Look on the ground below your citrus tree, especially oranges. If you find a bunch of small pieces of fruit skin or an empty citrus rind, then you have roof rats in your yard. Inspect your trees carefully as roof rats will often eat the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty...

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Your Fruit’s Final Destination

We don’t have a warehouse, and we don’t store any fruit. After we harvest your fruit, we deliver it to one of our partners that can distribute or use the fruit right away. In central Contra Costa County, we partner with White Pony Express, an extremely efficient organization that delivers “just needed” amount of fruit to about 50 agencies, small and large, in the county. What makes White Pony Express special is that they invest the time to understand their partners, who are hunger relief agencies such as soup kitchens, and food pantries. To begin, they have a list...

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Meet the The Urban Farmers

We are a grassroots, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the East Bay of San Francisco. Our goal is to build a community-based, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable model of hunger relief. We harvest excess backyard fruit for donation to the needy. We believe no one should suffer from lack of food. We also believe the poor and the hungry in your community are as important as the ones in our community. We have developed tools, methods, and procedures that are portable.We can help you start a local gleaning chapter quickly and economically. Come...

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