Mansfield resident Charlie Little was sitting in a Bible study when the pastor asked “what’s your calling?” It was then he knew, and he responded, “I
It was in that moment of October 2016 that Little realized his passion could serve and minister to the needs of the community by providing fresh
Little’s passion is truly a gift. He has been blessed with the ability to propagate and grow natural fruit. He has rows of cactus plants, fig, persimmon, pomegranate and mulberry trees, as well as blackberries, dewberries, Lavaca berries, raspberries, elderberries and aronia berries.
“The cactus plant, people can eat the pear and the pads,” he explained.
Little raises his plants all natural and has been able to trade across the country with others for different plant varieties. He does plan to begin offering workshops this year to teach others how to propagate plants and help them begin their own community gardens.
“The fruit is not for sale, but people are welcome to come and pick it. The figs should begin to ripen in August.”
The community orchard is located behind Coop Prairie Church in