Giving Thanks For Fruit Trees This Thanksgiving

Lynn giving thanks for fruit trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard

Lynn giving thanks for fruit trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard

It was a lazy, cool and breezy Thanksgiving weekend and while some of us were busy baking and cooking and preparing Thanksgiving meals, a handful of Ben Nobleman Park volunteers spent the morning giving thanks for our fruit trees by volunteering in our pollinator garden and community orchard. Continue reading

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Sage Warriors

Volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard show off their bouquets of sage!

Volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard show off their bouquets of sage!

The weather continues to get cooler but the gardening season continues. And this weekend the volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard buzzed like bees in the pollinator garden. But instead of collecting pollen, we were pulling out the weeds that have popped up during the recent long awaited rainy days.

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Crabapple Cleanup and Green Roof Makeover!

Crabapples around tree in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard

Crabapples around tree in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard (photo credit: www.orchardpeople.com)

There is so much fruit in the city that goes to waste like apples, pears and crabapples. So many people have fruit trees that they don’t know how to care for and they either forget to harvest the tree or they just can’t reach most of the fruit because they allow their trees to get too large.  Continue reading

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