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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Visitacion Valley Tree Planting Party!

There will be a tree planting in Visitacion Valley on Saturday, December 21 from 9 am - 12 pm with Friends of the Urban Forest.

Volunteers will meet at the Visitacion Valley Greenway Herb Garden on Arleta Avenue between Alpha and Rutland Avenues at 9 am, then disperse to plant trees in the neighborhood. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Afterwards, they will regroup at the Herb Garden for a picnic.

Recology will provide a barbecue. Those who are interested, please bring side dishes for a potluck lunch - salads, pasta, desserts, appetizers - whatever you would like to bring.

Come join in this community volunteer greening effort that is helping transform the Valley. 


Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop in Visitacion Valley: Beginners Welcome
Learn from the Experts!

On December 21 from 9 am - 12 pm the Friends of the Urban Forest will present  a free fruit pruning workshop. You must register beforehand with Blake Watkin, Tree Care Coordinator for Friends of the Urban Forest. Class size will be restricted to 15 people, so register early.
RSVP for meeting location to Blake@fuf.net

Zoe Hitchner is an organic farmer in Soquel, ca. In the offseason she prunes and maintains fruit trees in orchards and backyards across the Bay Area with Orchard Keepers out of Santa Cruz. Zoe was trained in horticulture at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UCSC and studied fruit trees under Chadwick Garden manager/horticultural wizard, Orin Martin. She teaches gardening and fruit tree workshops through the Friends of the UCSC Farm and Garden.

The workshop will be held at the same time as the Friends of the Urban Forest's  Visitacion Valley tree planting - separate, but related events. At noon there will be a potluck for tree pruners and tree planters at the Visitacion Valley Greenway's Herb Garden on Arleta Avenue, between Alpha and Rutland Avenues.

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