Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Denver Yard Harvest Kick Off Party

When I first moved into my house, I was pumped to have fruit trees in my backyard. However, I quickly realized the downside:

I have the biggest apple tree I've ever seen and it drops apples like they're going out of style. I counted them in a 24-hour period last weekend and there was 100 new apples! I thought it was cool when I first moved in, but now it seems like a lot of work. However, it's such a good shade tree, it'd be a shame to do anything to it.

I've since grown to love my apple tree, plumb tree and grapes. They produce a lot of fruit, but I rarely pick and eat it.

Nice Deck, but lots of apples (daily) Plum Tree and Grapes too

Because I have so much fruit, I was pumped when my good friend Jason Barton moved back to Denver and started Yard Harvest. Their homepage explains their mission:

What We Do: Each fall, homeowners who register their trees with us call when those trees are dropping apples, cherries, peaches, and other food in their yards. Our volunteers harvest the fruit, leave as much as the homeowners would like, and deliver the rest to daycare centers, homes for the elderly, community kitchens, and other places that serve people around Denver who are at risk of going without fresh, healthy food.

Jason started a similar initiative in Vancouver, BC a few years ago and had great success. I'm writing this post to create awareness of Yard Harvest in Denver and invite you to the Kick Off Party. Below is a picture of the flyer that's being passed around and you can download the PDF if you want to print it out and help spread the word.

Denver Yard Harvest Kick Off Event

Hope to see you there!

Posted in General at May 25 2011, 09:37:53 AM MDT Add a Comment