San Francisco’s Urban Orchards Program
Photo: Friends of the Urban Forest
The San Francisco Urban Orchard Program is accepting applications for the Great January Fruit Tree program!
SF Environment is working with Friends of the Urban Forest to plant 200 fruit trees in January 2013. The trees will be planted at twenty locations throughout the city, targeting school and community gardens as well as other publicly accessible private spaces.
Friends of the Urban Forest and their tree stewards will help identify and prepare planting locations within their gardens, assist with tree selection, and provide care to trees until they’re established. Tree stewards will take on day-to-day tree care, such as ensuring the tree is watered and enjoying and sharing the fruit.
To become a tree steward and have fruit trees planted in your garden, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be placed on the outreach list.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.