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Small Trees, Big Flavor: FruiTrees New York
New York, New York, May 9, 2018 – Trees New York’s kicks off its 2018 FruiTrees New York program on Friday, May 11th in Vinegar Hill Brooklyn. In partnership with community gardeners and students from PS 307, Trees New York will plant three pomegranate trees.
“Every new tree improves the health and beauty of the city and offers a valuable learning opportunity and our FruiTrees New York program provide communities with access to fresh and healthy food” Nelson Villarrubia, Executive Director
For over a decade, Trees New York has worked towards dispelling the myth that fruit trees are unproductive in urban settings. Trees New York partners with Community gardens and public schools to prove that fruit trees can be successfully integrated into garden design.
FruiTrees New York extends beyond the planting and harvesting of fruit trees. Volunteers engage in hands-on activities while they learn about relevant urban environmental issues and food systems. Activities include planting fruit trees, planting small fruit bushes, creating pollinator habitats, pruning, espalier training and building trellises.
In the past five years, Trees New York has planted over 100 fruit trees, creating mini-orchards across New York City. Trees New York’s goal for 2018 is to plant an additional 25 fruit trees.
Trees New York, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1976 as a volunteer response to city cutbacks in tree-related community services. Our mission is to plant, preserve and protect New York City’s urban forest through education and community participation. For over four decades, Trees New York has been at the forefront of environmental advocacy in New York City.
Nelson Villarrubia, Executive Director
Trees New York
100 Gold Street #3100
New York, NY 10038
212. 227.1887 ext. 5
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