Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Volunteers sought to plant orchard

Volunteers sought to plant orchard

August 9, 2010, 2:14 pm

Volunteers are needed to help plant 45 fruit trees that the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse won in a national Internet voting contest.

A celebration and planting event will kick off at 11 a.m. Aug. 22 and continue until 3 p.m., when a presentation on how to take care of fruit trees will begin. The trees are being planted at the CHOW Farm on Conklin’s River Boulevard. CHOW is leasing 7 acres of flood plain from the town; half an acre will be used for the orchard.

The contest was sponsored by the Communities Take Root program and supported by Edy’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Edy’s will provide fruit bars for everyone at the planting and the Broome County Council of Churches will provide lunch.

To volunteer, call the Council of Churches at 724-9130 or visit www.broomecouncil.net/volunteer.asp


— Jennifer Micale


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