1. The First Orange of the Season

    Today I will eat my first orange of the season from my backyard orange tree. It will surely be the first of many sweet oranges that will fill my lunchbox this winter.   I love my orange tree. It shades our home, fills the air with fragrant blossoms in the spring, supports a hammock, and provides healthy snacks for my family. I’m continually amazed at how much fruit our one tree provides.   I’m grateful for the community organizations of California that plant and care for fruit trees in urban environments, as well as those organizations and citizen groups that...