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Urban Farm Needs Help Planting Fruit Trees

Peaches, pears and figs! Oh my! ECO City Farms seeks volunteers to help with 30 fruit trees this Saturday.

ECO City Farms needs your help plating some fruit trees this weekend, but they plan on making it worth your while with live music, food and ice cream. 

ECO City Farms, a small Edmonston-based urban agriculture project, will be hosting a tree planting party this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be planting 30 new donated fruit trees, including peach, pear, fig, pomegranate, kiwi, apple and cherry trees. 

"We want every square foot of our small urban farm to produce an abundance of fresh and healthy food and we need your help," reads an announcement emailed to the HOPE listserv

If you show up, you are encouraged to bring along some garden tools, especially needed are shovels and pick axes. 

The grounds will also be open to guided walking tours. A workshop on fruit tree and orchard maintenance will also be held at the end of the planting. 

ECO City Farms is located at 4913 Crittenden Street in Edmonston.

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