Two local food education programs receive grants from Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund

Marilyn Hull

Students at Sunset Hill Elementary School and visitors to the Lawrence Community Orchard will have new opportunities to learn about growing food thanks to grants from the [Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund][1]. The [Community Mercantile Education Foundation][2], which manages the Sunset Hill school garden, will receive $3,400 to establish classroom gardens, ...

First Fruits!

Emily  Hampton

The Lawrence Community Orchard has begun fruiting! It may be several years before the pears, persimmons and paw paws produce. But Lawrence Fruit Tree Project made sure to plant tomatoes and ground cherries this year so that edibles could be enjoyed right away. Stop by and explore the beautiful orchard, ...

Common Ground Series: The Lawrence Community Orchard

Kim Scherman

At a dead end road in east Lawrence, four fruit tree pioneers' long-time dream of a community orchard is taking root. Skyler Adamson, Byron Wiley, Eric Farnsworth and Jason Hering were awarded one-third of an acre from the [Common Ground Program][1] to create an orchard where anyone can learn about, ...

Lawrence Fruit Tree Project Partners with Groupon Grassroots

Emily  Hampton

Lawrence Fruit Tree Project and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local campaign to support the development of the Lawrence Community Orchard through the purchase of fruit trees. The Lawrence Community Orchard campaign will be available on Groupon Lawrence/Topeka Grassroots page beginning on Monday, ...

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