Orange Conservancy-California’s Green (129)

A man collecting oranges

A visit to The Inland Orange Conservancy in Redlands to learn about
how a small grass roots organization is trying to connect local
citrus farmers with people in the community who don’t want to see the
last remnants of the citrus industry get bulldozed in the name of
“progress”. The Conservancy helps farmers sell their crops directly
to consumers and also provides literally tons of fruit to low income
families for free. In one year alone they donated 49 tons of fruit
that would have normally been left to rot because it was not “perfect”.