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Volunteers Needed to Plant Fruit Trees

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse is getting a new fruit orchard! The
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) has generously donated 24 fruit
trees from local orchards including pears, apples, plums, paw paws,
and cherries. They will be planted at the old site of the children's
garden, which will be relocated to the south gardens. We need your
help on October 18 to make this happen!

Here's what you can do:

On October 18, from 9-11 AM, attend our FREE training class, "Fruit
Tree Basics." The class will be led by Rico Montenegro, a certified
arborist with FTPF. It will cover such topics as planting, pruning,
organic troubleshooting, aftercare, and restoring unproductive trees.
Hands-on activities will include group exercises on fruit tree
planting.

After the class, installation of the fruit trees will begin. Some of
these trees weigh 1,600 pounds! We will need help digging holes,
planting, and mulching.

Want to help or learn more? Contact Kirsten Akre to RSVP or for more
information: 773-685-3359 or kirsten.akre@chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Come one, come all, rain or shine!


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