June 1, 2012
With spring in full swing, our 2012 Tree Planting Delegations have begun to plant their heirloom apple trees! From Dorchester to North Andover, Fort Point to Charlestown, we’re seeing the seeds of Civic Fruit spread across the city, bringing diverse communities together in support of fresh, healthy food.
At St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, staff and community members gathered for the kick-off of their very own apple orchard. Sharing snacks of fresh apples and applesauce, the group learned about Boston’s rich apple history, as well as the process of growing and cross-pollinating different varieties.
Over in Andover, more than 400 students and adults came together to plant heirloom apple trees at the Pike School. The younger kids helped lay down mulch around the trees, then everyone enjoyed apples and cider donuts from a local orchard; a wonderful community activity all around.
The Fort Point Neighborhood Association integrated arts and crafts into their tree planting party, producing a beautiful cardboard mural to commemorate the event. The children were very excited about the tree planting and very proud of their work.
Check out some photos from these recent tree plantings: