Allison got a radish. After a year and a half of hard labor, she walked away with a radish. Now it’s a nice radish, for a very nice person. Notice that grin. As if I had given her a new pole-pruner or something. Her smile is natural and so is her sense of tree care. She’s a good observer and a careful worker.
Allison emailed me this week that she was moving to Bellingham. She and her spouse will be near relatives, and they will have a yard. She is already dreaming about what trees she might plant!
I am so excited for her and her spouse. But, I lost a good pal…
Sue ran into Allison at a Tilth event, after Allison had taken the CityFruit Tree Steward Program. Sue invited her to the orchard and Allison accepted.
She met me nearly every Tuesday afternoon to help with tasks related to the fruit and nut trees and berry bushes. She has been pruning, thinning, covering apples with footies, squishing winter moth and sawfly larvae, sheet-mulching, grafting, cutting out cankers, weeding and planning.
I will really miss her. She’s top class.