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The Story of Jeff and Sasha's Orchard
"Last year the board members of the farmers market decided that we wanted to honor Jeff Scott in some way. It seemed fitting that we continue his work as a farmer and educator. It's a very small start, however we would like to offer the Jeff Scott Legacy Grant for the 2017 season. Perhaps from this small start we can one day see this idea grow."
Paired story: Jeff Scott Legacy Grant created for Farmers Market
By Barbara Armitage
It's hard when you hear that a dear friend has died. When I got the call about my friend Jeff Scott my first thought was "but..." there was still so much more for him to do. He had apples and peaches to pick and sell at the market, who was going to take care of his orchard?
Jeff had a plan. He knew exactly what he would one day leave behind.
4 years ago, when Jeff told me about his young friend Sasha I asked him to write the story down and in true Jeff fashion he told me that he didn't get along with computers, couldn't type worth a darn and was just plain more comfortable talking about things than writing about them. He finally relented agreeing to write the story on paper with the understanding that I would type it up for him. There was one more condition to the story - I wouldn't be allowed to post it anywhere until the trees were producing and Sasha came to the market to sell the apples and peaches.
Five handwritten pages (double spaced because Jeff was a teacher) have sat in my in-box for the past 4 years.
This is the story of Jeff and Sasha's Orchard:
One of my former students came by a few years ago, to get some apples. I had just planted a new block of apple trees and he looked at me and said "You must be awfully optimistic to do this at your age!" I guess I am, for I am even older now and have just completed another block of peaches and apples. But this time I have some younger help - Sasha.The trees that Jeff and Sasha planted and cared for are now producing fruit because they have been loved and nurtured. I think that's the way Jeff saw the world.
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