Next orchard workday – Sunday, September 9th

You are invited to the Lawrence Community Orchard’s next festive work day on Sunday, September 9th, starting at 10:00 am and lasting until as late as 3pm. We will be continuing to sheet mulch, weed, possibly remove litter from the creek, etc.
Good things to bring are: work gloves, sun hats, shovels, wheelbarrows, and drinking water. There will be some water and refreshments provided.
It should be pleasant, light work.  Also, for people interested in volunteering, we will have sign-up sheets for help with the ongoing maintenance of the orchard – watering and mowing, mostly.

We still NEED truckloads of cardboard!
Prior to the work day we will need to collect cardboard for use as mulch. We need volunteers to gather sheets of corrugated cardboard at least 3 x 4 feet in size. Choose cardboard in as big of pieces as can be found with as little packing tape and staples as possible. Furniture and mattress stores will have lots of the stuff free for the taking, bicycle boxes work great too.   We will be collecting a stack next to the garage in the alley behind 1027 Pennsylvania St.   Drop off as much as you can or bring it directly to the orchard the day of the work day.

ALSO! There are lots of ground cherries and tomatoes to be picked now! Bring your friends and harvest the bounty any time. It is all free to the public, so spread the word!  (See photos of what ripe ground cherries and sun gold cherry tomatoes look like.)

The orchard has held up beautifully through the hot, dry summer. Stop by anytime to see its progress, and envision what it will look like a few years down the road. Thank you all for helping to get it started. We hope to see you all on the 9th!

Lawrence Community Orchard is located on the far east end of Garfield street in east Lawrence. view map here Lawrence Community Orchard

Many hands make light work!
Lawrence Fruit Tree Project