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New Trees Forever program offers training in community fruit and nut trees

New Trees Forever program offers training in community fruit and nut trees

New Trees Forever program offers training in

community fruit and nut trees

Fruit TreeKeepers classes set for Sept. 10 and 24 at Prairiewoods

 

The new Fruit TreeKeepers training program, sponsored by Trees Forever, fills a need in the local foods movement.

Trees Forever has been planting more fruit trees throughout the Cedar Rapids area in response to the growing interest in eating healthier, more sustainable foods. With that comes a need for volunteers knowledgeable about caring for these trees. The new Fruit TreeKeepers program is designed to provide that information to area residents, with initial classes set for Sept. 10 and 24.

Through the program, Fruit TreeKeepers will become tree ambassadors who actively participate in fruit and nut tree plantings in their neighborhood and community; gain hands-on experience in caring for fruit and nut trees and protect their community's trees.

Details: Classes will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24 at Prairiewoods, 120 E. Boyson Rd., Hiawatha. Cost is $30. The program is a series, so attendance at both classes is encouraged.

To register, go to www.TreesForever.org and click on Fruit TreeKeepers under “events.”

For more information, contact Heath Hupke at hhupke@treesforever.org or 319-373-0650, ext. 119.

Fruit TreeKeepers is sponsored by Trees Forever, with generous support from Diamond V Mills and Trees Forever members.

 

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