Oklahoma Orchards

The Tree Bank planted its second Oklahoma Orchard on February 18, 2014. Eleven peaches and eleven apples joined three existing plum trees at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. This project was sponsored by Whole Foods of Oklahoma City. The labor and irrigation were donated by Urban Lawn and Landscape. (Click here to read the press release.)

“We are so excited about the new orchard plantings and the potential to provide more fresh fruit to these children. Last summer, our students made strawberry-peach smoothies, fruit salads, and peach salsa with the fruit grown here at Urban Harvest and a gleaning donation from a local orchard. The opportunity to offer fresh fruit over a longer season would be a huge boost to our program.” – Mason Weaver, Urban Harvest Director, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The first Oklahoma Orchard was a part of the Garden of Hope project at Oklahoma County Social Services. It was planted in 2011 and included pear, apple, cherry and pecan trees, as well as some blackberry bushes.

If you would like more information about these projects or would like to inquire about establishing your own orchard, please contact Nicki Largent at 405.702.4050. Thank you!

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