This sounds like a fabulous educational program in the community and so mark the date on your calendar!
After receiving a lesson about the importance of fruit, healthy eating and the environment, students and community members will pick up their shovels, dig in, and help plant fruit trees that are up to seven feet tall! The official planting ceremony will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, so feel free to stop by anytime.
The “Fruit Tree 101” program is made possible by Stretch Island Fruit Co., makers of all-natural fruit snacks, with the help of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. This national, grassroots program addresses important issues like caring for the environment and proper nutrition by providing students with an outdoor classroom where they can foster fruit trees and shrubs – from planting to harvest.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water.
Our goal is straightforward: to collectively plant 18 billion fruit trees for a healthy planet (approximately 3 for every person alive). Fruit trees heal the environment by cleaning the air, improving soil quality, preventing erosion, creating animal habitat, sustaining valuable water sources, and providing healthy nutrition.
When: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19
Where: The Urban Farm at Stapleton
To nominate a school and learn selection criteria and requirements for planting a fruit orchard on school grounds, visit Fruit Tree 101 at the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.