Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Receives $5,000 Grant From UPS Foundation For Fruit Tree Planting

PA Environment Digest Blog –¬†The UPS Foundation and Keep America Beautiful Thursday announced the award of a $5,000 grant to Keep Philadelphia Beautiful as part of their Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Program. Keep Philadelphia Beautiful is partnering with the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) to give away fruit trees at no cost to community members through a variety of orchard events in fall 2018 and spring 2019. The tree giveaways will take place in different neighborhoods across Philadelphia to increase the number of city residents with the ability to plant a fruit tree in their yard or community. ¬†Fruit trees provide both beauty and bounty, and allow urban residents to produce healthy food right in their own neighborhoods. In addition to increasing food access, city fruit trees provide a wide array of environmental benefits.

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