+100 Volunteers Join City Effort to Plant, Provide Fresh, Nutritous Food for Area Residents
City of West Palm Beach, Department of Sustainability
Michael Rittenhouse, City of WPB Sustainability Program Coordinator
A hands-on planting event to establish the City’s first “Food Forest.”
Representatives from the City of West Palm Beach, joined by +100 volunteers, will gather to roll up their sleeves for a hands-on planting event to establish the City’s first “Food Forest.”
Food forests are well-maintained spaces planted with fruits and vegetables, often set in urban locations. The “Food Forest at Henrietta Bridge Farm,” located in the Historic Northwest Neighborhood, is being established to provide fresh, nutritious food for the people who live nearby.
Participants will plant fruit trees and vegetables. They will also prepare the site for future plantings.
1400 Henrietta Ave (Adjacent to Henrietta Bridge Farm)
Saturday, October 26, 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT:
Michael Rittenhouse, Sustainability Program Coordinator, (561) 804-4993
The City of West Palm Beach has an ongoing goal of planting 10,000 trees around its neighborhoods by 2025. The program, which began in 2015, includes educational programs and scheduled giveaways of small trees that will contribute to the City’s tree canopy. Learn more about the program as well as review the City’s urban tree management program at http://www.wpb.org/10ktrees