[NAFEX] Fruit trees in the City

Bill Russell shaman at pennswoods.net
Sat Sep 23 10:51:55 EDT 2006


Could this avoidance of free fallen fruit relate to fear of picking up some 
disease from the ground, such as E. coli?

Bill, Z5


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at uslink.net>
To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 9:48 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Fruit trees in the City


>    Los Banos, California's streets are lined with Carob Trees.  Despite 
> the
> many poor folk in the area, no one picks the fruit.  The pods fall on the
> ground and are swept up and dumped.
>
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
> (218)568-8483 [Store]
> (218)831-7018 [My Cell]
>
> I like the idea.  It seems such a waste not to let some of that urban
> ground produce.  But you're right there will be problems to work
> through.  Around here there are lots of apple trees that aren't picked
> at all.  I guess fruit is just too cheap and convenient at the store.  I
> like the idea of more fruit trees around, especially in needy areas, but
> I'm afraid if more apple trees were planted around here, it would just
> mean more fruit to rot on the ground.  But I bet it would be different
> in a more urban area.
>
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