We are coming to the end of the 2013 harvest – but what a great late season it has been.
To date, this year we have harvested 2,649 lbs of fruit (yay! almost 1,000 pounds more than last year) and have given that fruit to a variety of partners including Our Daily Bread, My Sister’s Place, GEDCO Cares, Manna House, the Franciscan Center, the Maryland Food Bank, Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More, and the Baltimore Rescue Mission.
We still hope to eke out a few more harvests, and hope we can reach 3,000 pounds. (Sign up on our Meet Up page to get the latest harvest info. We will be at Jonah House this Monday September 16. Join us if you can.)
An action item for you. We rarely promote legislative advocacy issues here – but those that address essential issues of the well-being of the earth transcend politics and deserve, indeed demand, our attention. There is a bill in Congress that seeks to ban the main pesticides that are thought to contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder, the condition that is causing so many of our bees to die off. Yet without bees, our world’s pollinators, the matchmakers between male and female in the plants that make plant-babies, ie, fruit!, much of our food system collapses too.
Without bees, most of us will be spending our time with little hairy paint brushes leaning over flowers moving sticky stuff from here to there and hoping we are getting it right.
Please consider saving the bees, and saving yourself!
The website to check this out is here.