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Front Yard Fruit Tree (Edible Neighborhood Program)
Front Yard Fruit Tree (Edible Neighborhood Program)

Front Yard Fruit Tree (Edible Neighborhood Program)

Regular price
$75.00
Sale price
$75.00
Tax included.

The Edible Neighborhoods program functions as a fruit tree orchard spread across our neighborhood.  This orchard will directly serve all neighbors living in the Edgewood/Kirkwood community by providing fresh, chemical-free, and affordable fruit to Unearthing Farm & Market. Unearthing Farm and Market is a new food initiative located on Memorial Drive providing equitable access to locally-grown and healthy food.

By purchasing this item, we will plant one of the available fruit trees in your front yard!  We will email you asking for your fruit tree preference, then set up a site visit with a member of our organization to select the best spot for a tree on your land.

 

Please read the information below before making a purchase.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What kind of trees can I get?

  • Species available: fig, apple, pear, plum, and nectarine
  • Trees are 4-5’ tall when planted (figs will be shorter)
  • They take approximately 3 years to bear fruit

What is the pricing?

  • A fruit tree in your front yard is $75. This includes the tree, mulch, and labor.
  • You can donate $50 toward the project, allowing us to be able to plant a tree in a neighbor’s yard who cannot afford it or in a publicly-accessible communal greenspace.

Donate fand we will plant a fruit tree in a publicly accessible space in Kirkwood/Edgewood.

  • You can also donate $50/year to help maintain the trees.


Why should I participate?

  • When you purchase a fruit tree for this program, you are contributing directly back to your community, helping us create a more resilient and equitable local food system.
  • You can pick fruit from the tree and we will harvest the remainder
  • You will have access to other fruit in the neighborhood-wide orchard
  • We take care of the yearly maintenance: mulching, pruning, and fertilizing


What are the requirements?

  • Site must be located within either Kirkwood or Edgewood boundaries
  • Site must receive at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day
  • Site must either be accessible to the community - along the street or in front-yard
  • We will place a sign/marker at each tree, so the public can identify and read about the program
  • You must allow us to access the tree for maintenance and harvesting
  • If you move away, you must tell the next resident that the tree is a part of our program