Imagine all the trees living life to feed.
(You, you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one)
Imagine a world, a country, and/or a state with an endless supply of trees that provide not only shade, and oxygen, but nourishment for the community as well. You, yes you, close your eyes and just imagine yourself strolling with your family through a community garden or park. Are you seeing and hearing the children laughing, neighbors getting to know each other, and of course the rustling of fruit baskets? Now that you have a picture in your mind, do you or someone you know currently run a community garden? If so, do you have room to plant fruit trees to help feed the community? If the answer is yes, there is definitely an opportunity to receive fruit trees for your garden.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Dreyer’s Fruit Bars are planting orchards across the country. In 2011, twenty communities won large orchards through an online vote process for public parks, community gardens, food banks, and homeless shelters. This year, they want to accomplish the same but also add that the first 100 qualified applicants will receive a starter orchard of three fruit trees, guaranteed, just for participating!
How do you apply?
Go to www.ftpf.org/application.doc to download the Orchard Grant Application; submit your application via email by March 15.
Please note, schools are not eligible to apply, but see www.ftpf.org for information about their school orchard program.
How do you VOTE?
Your project profile will be posted at www.CommunitiesTakeRoot.com So use your social networks to get the word out; get the whole town involved! Use Facebook, email, websites, and any way you can get out the vote.
How do I WIN? Every month for four months, winners will be announced. Will your community be among them?
For more information, visit: www.ftpf.org/ctr.htm or contact Robyn du Pré by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.