A new Echo Park resident named Erin is faced with the bounty and burden of collecting the harvest from a pair of avocado trees on her property. She’s asking for help before those avocados start hitting the ground:
“I moved to Echo Park about 6 months ago, and now have two huge avocado trees (Hass, I believe) fruiting on the property. I would like to harvest and share the avocados, but do not have any experience or a fruit picker. Are there any toolshare groups or organizations for harvesting local fruits in exchange for produce? It would be a shame to let this bounty go to waste!”
The Eastsider has heard that some members of the Echo Park Time Bank have been able to find neighbors willing to pick fruit trees in return for other services. Any other suggestions?
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