162: Jesse Sparks on Neighborhood Harvesting

An inspiring young father, Jesse shares his story with Greg about how he has started harvesting the unwanted fruit from his neighbor’s front yard and is developing a stronger community as well.  Jesse’s story is delightful, and uplifting as he and his young son collect fruit, make jellies, and bring the harvest back to share.

Fruit Farming the Urban Farm

My goal is to have some kind of fresh fruit to eat each month. I’m doing pretty good with: fresh stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines) from April to July; apples and pears from June to September; pomegranates and figs in September and October; six different kinds of citrus from November to March.