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Got more orange than you know what to do with?

December 12, 2010 |  8:06 am

We can't all be Virginia Paca, the gardener profiled in October who grows food and donates it to food banks. But this winter those of us with orange trees laden with fruit might take a page from the book of that Pasadenan. What more fitting holiday activity could there be than to glean our home orchards and donate fresh fruit to local pantries? As winter closes in, that fruit very well may be oranges. It is pure serendipity that an activity that feeds people is also good for the orange trees. Read more at our Home blog:

Photo: Dominic Conte picks oranges from a tree overdue for harvesting. Credit: Emily Green