The editors here at Chelsea Green are constantly seeking out what's new and important in the world of sustainable living. As part of an occasional blog series, our editors are sharing what they've been reading, researching, or just plain pondering. Below Senior Editor Ben Watson talks about "guerrilla grafters" and why the world could use a lot more of these noble characters.
By Ben Watson (Senior Editor, Chelsea Green Publishing)
Recently a friend sent me an online article about a group of “guerrilla grafters” who were hitting the streets of San Francisco under cover of night and grafting branches and buds of good-tasting tree fruits onto some of the older, non-fruiting trees that are so often neglected in cities throughout the US. Their stated goal sounded noble: to provide “free fruit” in season to some of the city’s poor and homeless. But I suspe