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  • Subject: [NAFEX] "Fruit Tree 101"?
  • Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 15:02:03 +0000

A fuller version of the following was posted on a local (s.WI) garden listserv. I know NAFEXrs have been doing smaller-scale & informal "Fruit Tree 101", but has anyone helped with the formal organization ? ( Could NAFEX support, even if just helping spread info?

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We are adding a small orchard to our community-school garden space and we would love your help.

When: ...
Where: ...
Contact: ...

We will be planting 40 to 50 fruit trees and shrubs under the direction of Peter... from [local nursery]. Activities will include digging, planting, mulching, and having lots of fun! Volunteers are asked to bring their own spade shovels. No experience is necessary, and a rewarding experience is guaranteed!

“Fruit Tree 101”
Background: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF; is an international nonprofit charity dedicated to strategically planting fruit trees and shrubs where the harvest will most benefit communities. Our “Fruit Tree 101” program involves donating and planting high quality fruit tree orchards at public schools of all levels, across the country, to provide generations of students and teachers with healthy nutrition options and environmental education opportunities. During our planting events, volunteer FTPF educators hold lessons with students to discuss the importance of trees for the environment and fruit in the diets, culminating in a group tree-planting exercise, activating students to take positive action for their environment. One school district official wrote that they expect their outdoor orchard classrooms “…to last for decades, giving our students the opportunity to receive environmental education that would not otherwise be available to them.”

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  • [NAFEX] "Fruit Tree 101"?, tanis cuff, 09/29/2007

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