Harvest Time

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Spring is here and thousands of trees are bearing oranges, tangerines and all kinds of delicious treats. After that first bag or two, most folks just let the fruit fall. The fine folks at Food Forward are organizing volunteers to harvest this bounty and share it with food pantries. Many of the trees are leftovers from our epic agrarian age when almost 60,000 acres of Los Angeles county were devoted to citrus. One of the biggest heritage groves (over 500 trees) is at Cal State Northridge and will be culled on Sunday. Go help the pickers. Your only requirements are a sun hat and an appetite for oranges.