FREE Fruit Tree Farmers Meet & Greet and Organic Pest Management Workshop!

Calling all Camden Fruit Tree Farmers! On Wednesday, November 8th, the NJ Tree Foundation and the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) will host a free workshop on organic pest management for urban fruit tree orchards. This is a great way to meet fellow urban fruit tree farmers and learn how to organically treat for pests and diseases.

Robyn Mello from POP will give a lecture on common diseases and pests that can be found in this area on fruit trees. Robyn has been the Orchard Director for POP since 2014. She has extensive knowledge of urban agriculture and environmental justice issues.  We are excited to have her present and share her knowledge!

This workshop is FREE for Camden residents-recent fruit tree recipients are strongly encouraged to attend! Refreshments will be provided and attendees are encouraged to bring a dish from home, potluck style. This workshop is made possible by the Campbell’s Soup Foundation.

When: Wednesday, November 8th, from 6-8pm

Where: Riletta L. Cream library-852 Ferry Ave, Camden

To RSVP, please call Meredith at 856-287-4488 or email mbrown@njtreefoundation.org.

 

FREE Fruit Trees for Camden Residents!

Attention, Camden residents! The NJ Tree Foundation is offering FREE fruit trees to any interested residents in Camden! We are currently offering peaches, pears, plums, and apples (species may change depending on availability of the plants). In order to receive a tree, fill out an application and return to Meredith no later than August 15th. You can email your application to mbrown@njtreefoundation.org, or mail to PO Box 1221, Camden, NJ 08105. You can also call to submit your application at 856-287-4488.  After your application is confirmed, you will need to attend a one-hour workshop on Saturday, September 9th. More information about the workshop will be made available closer to September. Hope to see you there!

Fruit Tree Revised Application 2017 (pdf)

 

 

Camden TreeKeepers Workshop June 17th!

Calling all Camden residents!  The NJ Tree Foundation will host its annual TreeKeepers workshop on Saturday, June 17th, at Urban Promise Camden.  This workshop will cover the different aspects of tree maintenance and care. This will include both an outdoor and an indoor session. Educational materials and light refreshments are included.

 When: Saturday, June 17th, from 9:30am-1pm

Where: Urban Promise (the spirit building-27 N 36th St, Camden (2nd floor).

Cost: Free for all Camden residents, partners, and Gloucester City tree recipients. $25 for attendees who live outside of Camden.
 

Space is limited, so please RSVP today!  The first 30 people to sign up and attend will receive $50 worth of tools for FREE!

For more information or to register, please contact Meredith at 856-287-4488 or mbrown@njtreefoundation.org