Sunday, February 19, 2012

HCET Harvest 2-17

This week we returned to the massive tangerine tree from last week with two refugees and two volunteers. Having so much help made a huge difference! Our volunteers and refugees were able to pick the tangerines from even the highest point on the tree and after only 30 minutes the whole thing was picked clean. With their help we even culled the fruit, separating those with fruit flesh open and those with peels completely intact in order to better preserve the fruit. It was also a great time to catch up with our refugee harvesters whom Annie and I hadn’t seen for a couple weeks. Already I can tell Nirmala’s English is improving and Tulsi told us the exciting news that she is travelling to Georgia to visit family! It was wonderful seeing these women again and I’m sure we’ll harvest together in the future. Remember, volunteers are always welcome to come harvest with us HCETers from 2-4 on Fridays!


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