Our new group (Lawrence Fruit Tree Project or LFTP) has been actively organizing its internal structure and has already taken on community tasks in accordance with our Mission Statement. Specific information about our group can be found by clicking on any of the categories under the information heading on the right.
We will also add documents to our resource file section as they become available. The intention is to provide fruit tree related educational information that is pertinent and useful in northeastern Kansas.
The LFTP has identified a local non-profit group that may be able to sponsor our organization. Our goal is to become a 501C3 not-for-profit organization.
Please contact us if you are interested in helping with any of our volunteer activities such as planting, harvesting, pruning, etc. If you are knowledgeable or experienced in any aspect of fruit tree culture or have special skill that would help grow our organization, please contact us. We depend on the volunteer efforts of our local residents in order to achieve our mission.
There are many trees on private property that, for one reason or another, do not get harvested. Please contact us so that we can register your tree in our database. At the appropriate time, we will harvest the fruit and will make sure that the fruit gets used. Our primary goal is to redistribute the fruit to those in need around our community. We will also make an effort to pick up fallen fruit around your tree. This helps maintain the health of the other ripening fruit. Any additional help in that matter will be greatly appreciated, making our harvesting activities more efficient.
Currently we are involved in several projects, including setting up procedures for our group to run efficiently. If you are interested in establishing a community orchard, an educational orchard (in a schoolyard) or any other project related to our mission, please contact us. Our member/volunteer resources may be limited during our early stages. Your project idea will be considered at a future date if we are unable to take on a task at the current time.
Lastly, upcoming events will be announced to folks on our e-mail list, on this main page and on our Upcoming Events page. We are currently meeting once a week to handle core group business, but also visit informally about interesting fruit tree related topics. Some of our meetings will feature presentations and workshops.
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