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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Trees to greet kids after winter leave - SF Examiner

Andrea Koskey at the SF Examiner writes,
When students at El Dorado Elementary School return to school for the spring semester, they will soon welcomed by two dozen fruit trees.

The elementary school in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood will get up to 25 new fruit trees as part of “Fruit Tree 101” that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come, according to organizers.

The trees will arrive and be planted Jan. 10 and will be planted by students and community volunteers.

The tree project is made possible by FruitaBu - makers of all-natural fruit snacks for kids - with the help of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.

The grassroots program works school-by-school to address important issues like caring for the environment and proper nutrition by providing students with an outdoor classroom where they can foster fruit trees and shrubs - from planting to harvest.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner

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