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City of Orlando Neighborhood Plants Fruit Trees and Builds Urban Forest through Green Up Event

On Saturday, October 23, District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill will join the community and volunteers to plant 20 fruit trees to increase urban tree canopies and local food assets at Ivey Lane Park.
Through the Arbor Day Foundation and TD Bank’s TD Greenspace grant program, the city was able to purchase new trees tangerine, plum, peach, starfruit, orange, cocktail tree, fig, and loquat.

District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill will join the community and volunteers to plant 20 fruit trees to increase urban tree canopies and local food assets at Ivey Lane Park. Photo by Florida National News / J Willie David, III 

As part of the Green Works Initiative, the City of Orlando is committed to increasing local food assets and enhancing the natural environment by expanding the City’s tree canopies by 40 percent. This community effort furthers the city’s sustainability goal to ensure equitable access to affordable, healthy food options within a half mile of every resident and increasing local food assets by 2040.
In addition to this event, there will be a neighborhood festival including a tree giveaway, food, and entertainment. Families and community members are encouraged to attend and join the festivities.
WHEN:
Saturday, October 23, 2021
9 a.m.  – Green Up Event
11 a.m. – Neighborhood Festival & Tree Giveaway
WHERE: 
Ivey Lane Park
291 Silverton Street

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