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Day: March 17, 2008

Wasted Backyard Fruit Serves the Community

Wasted Backyard Fruit Serves the Community

You’ve got a tree in your yard. It bears fruit. You eat as much as you can and then you get to the point where you hope you never have to eat anymore. What a waste! That’s what Natasha Boissier thought as she walked her neighborhood. She saw front yard littered with splattered fruit. Perfectly good fruit that folks were tired of. Fruit that rotted on limbs because no one picked it. Bossier formed North Berkeley Harvest to solve the…

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Happy (2nd) St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy (2nd) St. Patrick’s Day!

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day fell on the 15th this year? The Catholic Church determines when this holy day falls. Because Easter is early this year, Holy Week and St. Patrick’s Day have collided. Holy Monday happens to be March 17th this year. Such festivities as St. Patrick’s Day are not allowed during Holy Week, so the day was moved back. Some cities observed the holiday on Saturday. But, I’m taking no chances. I don’t want to get…

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