Stretch Island™ News

Oct 18

New Orleans Schools Receive Orchards through Fruit Tree 101

Kids across New Orleans were able to plant nearly 50 lush fruit trees and shrubs at their schools on October 18, thanks to our Fruit Tree 101 program. Fruit Tree 101 is a partnership between Stretch Island Fruit Co. and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation which donates orchards to schools across the country to address proper nutrition and sustainability. Kids from MLK Charter School, Andrew H. Wilson Charter School and Belle Chasse Academy participated in a day full of fun and learning about nutrition and how to protect the environment.

To nominate a school and learn selection criteria and requirements for planting a fruit orchard on school grounds, visit Fruit Tree 101 at the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.