First Planting in our Orchard
In the spring of 2013 we used a grant of $250 to purchase six apple and two pear trees. Seventh and eighth graders dug holes and planted the trees. Our maintenance staff ensured that the little orchard stayed watered and mowed. Students involved in the Girls on the Run program added to orchard maintenance. Although the trees suffered significant insect damage to the leaves in 2014, all survived. This year (2015) we are excited about that three of the trees produced fruit.