Sometimes photos tell their own story. This is Gail, the gumption and heart behind City Fruit, and Bob (of the Seattle Parks Department) who Gail introduced as “the brain behind the orchard steward program.” Love and respect for fruit trees, orchards, gardens, parks, and community radiates off these two in waves (not to mention how they feel about each other). Beautiful. Seattle is so very lucky to have these two.
The amazing Barb and Betsy at the City Fruit/Edible Seattle book fundraising event. Barb is an orchard steward extraordinaire—coordinating other stewards along the Burke-Gilman Trail. She told me that they started with 6 trees and now have 22. That’s not 16 new trees. That’s 16 found, liberated from vines, and now cared for old fruit trees: holy crap Batman! And Betsy is the West Seattle orchard steward who’s been instrumental in encouraging City Fruit to expand harvesting to West Seattle. I need to get over to West Seattle to learn more!