Lindo Park School Plants Trees

  • Article from the Californian Vol. 125 No. 6

     

    New trees for Lindo Park Elementary

    I love non-profits, especially the kinds that are geared toward community support and our kids. This is a tale of two such organizations.

    The Lakeside Garden Club has been around for over 50 years. Their membership and fundraising has created Ornamental Horticulture scholarships and benefited community gardens at Lakeside Middle School, the Lakeside River Park, and the Water Conservation Garden. They are dedicated to promoting the use of plants in the landscape best suited for the hot, dry climate that is Lakeside. 

    Common Vision is a California-based group all about creating a “healthy and just society” by growing fruit tree orchards in low-income schools. Their vision is “a world where sustainable agricultural provides all people with access to high quality and culturally appropriate foods; a world where agriculture is a tool for reversing climate change and supporting social equity.”

    Put these two groups together and you get 20 fruit trees just planted at Lindo Park Elementary School this past February 1st.  Angi Mosier of the Garden Club was the lynchpin that brought these two groups together to benefit this local school.

    The new trees came in 17 different varieties (such as apple, peach, apricot, nectarine, and more). The project included an irrigation system and plans for future care visits. School Principal Nina Drammissi was happy to have her students help with the project, all learning a little about farming and eco-systems. Some kids helped with the planting while others made signs to identify the various trees, all overlooking the beautiful (and rain-filled) eastern basin of Lindo Lake. It will take a few years for the Lindo Park Orchard to bear fruit, but it will remain an ongoing learning tool for the current and future students of Lindo Park School.

     

    Thank you Mike's Tree Service & General Handyman for donating mulch for our wonderful new orchard.