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2013-09-26 23:32:05

Fourteen years ago, after discovering that he could go into many nurseries and they would sell him a fruit tree that will never bear fruit, Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm decided to do something about it. He started teaching classes in his living room on the ins and outs of growing fruit trees in the desert. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 The mystery was there. Why could someone go into a plant nursery and purchase a fruit tree, expecting that it would be one that actually...

2013-05-02 16:22:35

Volunteers to plant 100 fruit trees on May 4 SAN ANTONIO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, will team up with The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) and local residents to plant about 100 fruit trees in two accessible orchards in a housing development operated by the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA). On May 4 at 10:00 a.m., volunteers and local residents will come together to plant trees at a site in the Springview community at 722...

2013-02-04 16:27:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today said the more than decade-long effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus has been a success after three years of required monitoring shows the disease has not reappeared. "The department has been committed to eradicating the disease and minimizing its impact on growers' livelihoods and the state's economy," Greig said. "This latest survey officially closes the books on the 14 years of Plum Pox...

2012-10-09 04:02:18

Visitors to the recently redesigned website may also sign up for a free eBook that explains how to grow apples. Douglass, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Legg Creek Farm, a nursery that provides high quality fruit trees, nut trees, and other types of food-bearing plants to home gardeners and orchard growers across the United States, has just launched a completely re-designed website. The new, more user-friendly site now makes it even easier for customers to learn more about the fruit tree...

2012-06-14 10:23:42

NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 1976, Trees New York has worked to plant, preserve and protect New York City's urban forest. Now it is time to bear fruit. This June, Trees New York and volunteers planted four fruit trees in community gardens in East Harlem to launch "FruiTrees New York"! The FruiTrees New York initiative will increase the canopy cover and provide neighborhood residents with access to fresh and healthy food. In an effort to engage the community from...

2012-06-04 02:22:22

OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edy's Fruit Bars* brand has selected Washington D.C.-area based organization ECO City Farms as one of the three organizations hand-picked to receive a fruit orchard as a part of its Communities Take Root program. The ceremonial fruit orchard planting will be held on June 23, 2012 at ECO City Farms, located at 4913 Crittenden Street, Edmonston, MD 20781. The planting is open to the public and will feature food, live music and activities,...

2012-04-04 02:24:20

OAKLAND, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edy's Fruit Bars* brand is embarking on the third year of its Communities Take Root program, a nationwide initiative to help feed underserved communities and improve the environment. Since 2010, the Edy's Fruit Bars Communities Take Root program has planted 1,600 fruit trees, yielding 88,000 pounds of fresh fruit per year for dozens of communities across the nation. Beginning April 16, the brand invites people across the United...

2012-02-14 09:53:00

Survey Brings Good News to Fruit Growers HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus from fruit-bearing trees continues to be a success, Agriculture Secretary George Greig announced today. A rigorous survey conducted last summer tested 61,056 leaf samples in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties. State and federal agriculture department crews began collecting orchard samples last May and finished at the...

2011-05-24 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, the Edy's Fruit Bars* brand is bringing a taste of real life to the online gaming world. On June 13, 2011, top players from Zynga's wildly popular FarmVille game are packing their shovels and leaving their virtual farms behind as they head to rural Farmville, Virginia to plant an actual fruit orchard for the community. The new orchard in Farmville, VA commemorates a branded integration between Edy's Fruit Bars and FarmVille....

2011-05-24 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, the Dreyer's Fruit Bars* brand is bringing a taste of real life to the online gaming world. On June 13, 2011, top players from Zynga's wildly popular FarmVille game are packing their shovels and leaving their virtual farms behind as they head to rural Farmville, Virginia to plant an actual fruit orchard for the community. The new orchard in Farmville, VA commemorates a branded integration between Dreyer's Fruit Bars and...