Sunday, July 17, 2011

One Million Lemons (and other fruit)* Collected to feed the hungry!

*Fruit harvesting for the hungry is so much more than just lemons.

There's been a lot going on in the past couple of years! This simple idea to feed the hungry began with a goal to harvest a thousand pounds of lemons in a month. Due to overwhelming community response, my first month's urban gleaning yielded 2,000 pounds of citrus fruit from my very own neighborhood. Pound after pound, hundreds of trees later...

One tree at a time, one farmers' market box of produce at a time, thousands of volunteer hours, a growing baby and a very patient husband - I've collected over a MILLION lemons, oranges, grapefruit, pomelos, tangerines, tomatoes, zucchini and other fruit. (We're not even talkin' green beens, grapes, potatoes, cherries and tons of other veggies.) The count can only be measured in tons and we've far exceeded a MILLION PIECES OF FRUIT!

With dedication and empowering others to become involved, we continue to see the fruits of our labor multiplied. ONE MILLION multiplied by how many others become inspired to collect fruit from their own trees and neighborhoods? No child should go hungry all the while healthy, tree-ripened fruit lines urban sidewalks rotting to the ground. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the many volunteers and FARMERS I've met along the way. One tree at a time. Together, we truly can make a difference bringing healthy fruit to those who need it most.

Without Community, Without Farmers, Without Love...none of this would be possible!

When you see a fruit tree...what do you do? Do nothing. Nothing will ever get done. Join the FUN!

For a sample fruit tree flyer, Any Town, U.S.A.
Please contact:

Fruit grows on trees. It cannot walk itself into a food pantry!


Fratello Marionettes. FREE Puppet Show. Monday, July 18th...

Enjoy an unforgettable Monday performance! Puppet shows are a dazzling experience sure to captivate children, and the young at heart. Ava and I have been fortunate to see several Fratello Marionettes performances at our local libraries. Shows at libraries are usually FREE sponsored by Friends of the Library Foundations.

Don't miss tomorrow. Monday, July 18, 2011, 10:30am. Walnut Creek Downtown Library, 1644 North Broadway. Walnut Creek, California. One-Year Birthday Celebration! Fratello Marionettes in Chef Pierre's Birthday Surprise.

CLICK HERE for Fratello Marionettes Schedule Details.

CLICK HERE for Contra Costa County Library Events Calendar.

CLICK HERE for VIDEOS of other Fratello Marionette Puppet Show Performances.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hufffington Post Impact. Greatest Person Of The Day...

Huff Post Greatest Person Of The Day:
Anna Chan, the "Lemon Lady,"
Feeds The Hungry On Her Own Dime
By Lucas Kavner


DONATE FRUIT and VEGETABLES to feed the hungry!
That is what this is all about. One person can make a difference.

Please contact:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nationwide FOOD BANK locator. Where to deliver fresh garden produce...

Connecting Millions of Gardeners across America to food pantries and county food banks. Any Town, Every Town, USA. Where to deliver fresh garden produce:
Feeding America
Donate excess garden produce, tree-ripened homegrown fruit to any of thousands of food banks, food pantries, Salvation Army, Churches, Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens Nationwide. From California to the Carolinas, New York to Florida and every state in between.



ONE STOP RESOURCE - Covering the State of California
California Association of Food Banks


Friday, July 8, 2011

Alex Ramon, Magician. UPDATE: Walnut Creek Lesher Center SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!

UPDATE: Alex Ramon is also performing at the Dean Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, CA on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th.

CLICK HERE to visit his website for further info.

Bay Area raised, internationally famous, award-winning Magician, Alex Ramon entertained library goers at the Berkeley Claremont Library yesterday. Ava and friends were absolutely mesmerized by the magic and fun. Alex is a genuine, charming and very talented magician. He even took time to speak to fans and parents after the show - a really nice guy!

CLICK HERE to visit Alex Ramon's website.

CLICK HERE for YouTube promo video.

From Alex's website:

Alex Ramon is the star "Magical Zingmaster" in Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey presents Zing Zang Zoom. Alex has performed for millions of people in 14 countries around the world. He toured the globe for 2 1/2 years starring in Disney LIVE! Mickey's Magic Show as a principal Illusionist. By age 18 Alex had already received National Recognition for his talents and was a recipient of the coveted Lance Burton Award. He has been named "San Francisco Bay Area's Best Stage Magician." Currently, Alex Ramon performs hundreds of shows each year in "The Greatest Show on Earth" and is the only magician to ever be the featured performer in a Ringling Bros. Circus. For more information on Alex visit...