Avocados and Oranges: A Community Resource

  • Location
    Rancho Park, California
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The Problem

In 1943 our mother, father, grandmother and grandfather bought a home for $7000, a place in Westwood, developed by Janss Investment Company in the 1930s. An Avocado and Orange Tree produce more fruit than our family can consume. The neighborhood is undergoing gentrification, but that is not our family's plan. We want to keep our property and contribute excess organic avocados and oranges to food banks in the area. Because our California climate is temperate, homeless individuals come from other states and countries, looking for sustenance here. We can help with organic food.

Our Plan

The PLAN for the next three years: 2018, 2019, and 2020. Yield of avocados and oranges depends upon climate. Will we or won't we have rain? Because our trees are mature, their roots run deep. Trees do well with 15 minutes of water from two sprinklers once a week. Avocado tree provides seeds that sprout easily. Morning dew collected in rain barrel is used to water seeds. Going forward in 2018, avocado seeds will be sprouted to create plants to donate. Oranges will continue to be harvested and donated.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Food Choices

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