Got my pears, today. I’m donating grafts to a newly founded ‘food forest’ a friend of mine spent years in the process of becoming a reality. Thru this land grant, people will be educated how to grow food of all kinds and to reap the rewards of the trees (fruit and nut) and it will be a welcome place for families in the same respects parks are.
There will be education programs on everything from basic food plot growing to teaching people the skill of grafting. This entire concept he’s put together undoubtedly will have people planting food gardens in their own yards as well as fruit & nut trees; berries & vines.
The long haul mission is that the food forest will become a scionwood resource for everyone, as well. I’m happy to be a part of it and to teach others grafting & answer any horticultural questions as best I can.