How do I get involved?
So you’re excited about the mission of the World
Orchard Project and you’re ready to plant fruit trees and bushes all
over your community!
Here are a few tips to help you get started on your
First off, what constitutes “public property?
There are 3 types of “public property”:
Federal. This could involve many different things;
military property, alongside interstate highways, national parks,
federal prisons, federal prisons, institutions, offices, airfields,
etc. To plant on Federal property, you should start by identifying
which property you want to plant on, seek out the person in charge of
that area, and go from there.
State property can involve: state colleges and
schools, state highways, rest stops, state forests and parks. Again,
target your area and find out who is the decision maker. You’ll be
directed up or down the chain of command from there. For instance, if
you want to plant along a State Highway, you must contact the Highway
Superintendent of the district you are targeting.
Local property involves municipal buildings, local
schools, streets, road, and local parks. Call City Hall if it’s a
city, and ask for the City Clerk. He or she can direct you up or down
the chain. If the municipality is smaller, as in a Town, contact the
Town Clerk, and go from there.
Other private properties which are good potential
areas to plant are: religious facilities, private educational
facilities, nursing homes, daycare centers, and museums.
Most cities and towns have a Tree Warden…. This would
be a wonderful contact!
Next, find local resources to tap into
Make friends with a knowledgeable local nursery;
someone who can advise you on what kinds of fruit trees and bushes
grow well in your area. Perhaps he or she will be willing to give you
special discounts or even donations on plants for your community
If you live in a college/university town, you might
check with their botanical or agricultural departments to get them
involved in your World Orchard projects.
Other groups of potential support might be: Garden
Clubs, Scouting Troops, Retirement Centers, Schools, Church Youth or
Senior Groups, even rehab or Juvenile help centers. These
organizations are often very happy to become involved in positive
Finally....... make it fun!!
The mission of the World Orchard Project is a POSITIVE
one… to provide nourishment for people and animals, while giving back to
the environment and reconnecting with our communities.
This can be done by individuals or groups. The main
thing is to get out there and PLANT FRUIT TREES AND BUSHES!!
Please take time to register your plantings on our
website- we would love to share your stories and pictures.
Let us know how we can help you make your World
Orchard Projects a success!
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What do I plant in my area?
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Log of planted trees and bushes
Core Group Biographies
Advisory Group Biographies
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