This morning, my friend Devin popped by the apartment for a spot of brunch and coffee. Sweet girl that she is, Devin arrived bearing an especially delectable gift—Bartlett pears that she had just picked from the fruit tree in her backyard. Given that we live only three bus stops away from one another, my friend’s offering brought “local” to the next level. Nice work, Devin. (She recommends that I bake these pears into a pie. Not likely, given that the only thing I’ve ever baked is cornbread.)
Not only is Devin as pleasant as a pear, she’s also the passionate founder of the Kariua Project, a non-profit partnered with a slum community on the outskirts Nairobi, the metropolitan capitol of Kenya. Please support her collaboration with Kariua and make a modest, tax-deductible donation today!
Anybody else lucky enough to have fruit-bearing trees right outside your door? I’d love to hear what your backyard is growing!