Our spirits and the sun were high on Saturday, April 19, as volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and the Orchard collaborated to plant fruit trees, shrubs, and berries for three new homeowners.
Lee Huss, Urban Forester with the City of Bloomington, and Communications Team member Sarah Vaughan discussed the role the City's Parks Department has played in the Orchard's development.
Local artist and Orchard volunteer Jack Brubaker, seen above with Amy Countryman, spoke with Communications Team member Sarah Vaughan about the Orchard's design.
"It kind of wows me that people work so hard on this orchard—fruit trees take a long time to produce—and they may not benefit. The benefits are for people they may never meet."
We have some work to do while the trees are dormant. Join us for Saturdays and Sundays this winter to prune, spray dormant oil, and do some winter maintenance.