Our MissionThe Lawrence Fruit Tree Project provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need for direct access to healthy food. We work to educate, assist, and inspire the public to grow, steward, and utilize perennial food plants. Our aim is to build community, increase local food security, and create direct, lasting bonds between people and their urban environment.
Supporting local fruit tree endeavors can be very rewarding for you and your community
Fruiting trees not only provide a renewable and annual source of fresh fruit and nuts, they also protect our soil, provide shade, and are very attractive in the landscape. Urban orchards produce a generous amount of delicious fruit.
Fruit trees provide interesting educational opportunities for everyone. They reconnect us with nature and our agrarian roots. They also provide us with satisfying community activities that bring folks together. Enjoying the fruits of our labor is something to look forward to every year!
Volunteer opportunities include planting events, tree care projects, harvesting parties, assisting with workshops and other tasks that will grow our organization.
10 reasons why growing fruit makes our city a better place
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See the RESOURCES link page for a complete list of resources.