We’re planning the planting and maintenance of hundreds of native fruit-bearing trees and bushes in the yards and public spaces of four west-side neighborhoods, for free to neighborhood landowners.
It’s easy to take part, as all you have to do is register and then pick up your trees at the arranged dates.
Pickup will be available during your neighborhood’s planting day at these locations:
- Waterman — 4/20/18 — Avalon Community Garden (W 8th & Hopewell)
- Crestmont — 4/21/18 — Catholic Worker
- Trailview — 4/27/18 — ?
- Maple Heights — 4/28/17 — The Overlook (611 W. 12th St)
On the planting days listed above, neighbors will be able to pick up and plant their trees, with help and advice from volunteers. Free bulk mulch and soil amendments will be available.
Planting days will feature a plant swap, where neighbors are encouraged to bring starts, divisions and seeds of garden or house plants that they would like to share.
This is an all volunteer effort led by landowners in west-side neighborhoods. You can help us reach out to neighbors, lead a team on planting day, teach a workshop, or lend a hand in other ways, so email us at email@example.com if you want to help out. We’d definitely appreciate any donations of plants or other resources.
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Request plants (type and quantity)
Interested in volunteering?
— door-to-door reaching out to landowners
— helping table or joining a team on planting day
— bringing plants or seeds to swap with neighbors
— other skills or help _______________
We chose native varieties of trees and bushes, ordered from Vallonia Nursery, for our program, including:
- American Plum
Additional trees and bushes will be available to neighborhood landowners and other volunteers, as donated by local organizations, businesses, and nurseries.
We really appreciate these groups and people who are helping make this possible.
- Bloomington Community Orchard
- Partisan Gardens (?)
Are you an organization or business with plants or resources to donate to neighborhood orchard plantings? Would you like to share knowledge with neighborhood residents about your services and products? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
We also accept donations to put towards purchasing trees and materials, so if you’d like to support our efforts that way you can donate now!