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Fruit Trees and Roof Rats

Roof rats are a common pest in California backyards. This rat is the same species that carried the bubonic plague around the world and is also the reservoir host for murine typhus. Roof rats might be cute but are dangerous. This article discussed what you need to know and what to do about this common pest. * Nocturnal and secretive roof rats are hard to spot. * Roof rats can travel long distances from their nest to reach their food. * They invade buildings and can chew through wires (potentially starting fires), gnaw through plastic and even lead water...

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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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