Monday, August 23, 2010

WBNG: Planting 35 Trees

Planting 35 Fruit Trees

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Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) - The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, or CHOW, provides meals for communities in need.

Sunday volunteers worked with the organization to help plant a brand new Orchard at its Conklin location.

They planted 35 fruit trees, that will go to community members who can't afford to buy them on their own.

It's all to encourage healthy eating.

Over 70 volunteers showed up despite the rain.

"I just can't explain it, what this does for us and the feeling that we have. These are community-minded people. I think a lot of these people are the same people that helped clean up after the flood, and I am amazed," said Town of Conklin's Supervisor, Debra Preston.

Edy's Fruit Bars and the Fruit Trees Planting Foundation donated the trees.

The Conklin Orchard is one of 25 others in the nationwide Communities Take Root Program.

The trees will start providing fruit next year.

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