Join us for a neighborly event with the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Women in Agriculture Association to help get a food forest started in northeast Oklahoma City. Sponsored by our Transition OKC tree fund, food forests provide numerous benefits to a community for many years.
Friday, April 28, 3 – 5 p.m.
What to bring: water, hat (if it’s sunny), work gloves, digging tools.
Why plant fruit trees?
- Fruit trees build community resilience by providing an array of benefits:
- Are a source for healthy, delicious, locally grown food, and help grow food security.
- Grow well in urban and suburban settings.
- Are perennial and with a small amount of maintenance, will last for many years.
- Fruit is a gift that can be shared with others, exchanged or bartered, or sold.
- Helps protect the soil and environment, helps provide cleaner air.
- Provides nectar to bees, provides shade and habitat for a variety of creatures.
- Connect people to the food growing process.