NOLA Edible Forest

New Orleanians have a long history of growing fruit in the city. With our sub-tropical climate so much can grow – satsumas, lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocado, figs, and more.

NOFFN wants to revive this wonderful tradition.

In 2011, the Apache Tree Foundation, donated 1,000 fruit trees that were distributed to folks throughout the Greater New Orleans region. Some trees are now planted in back and front yards. Many inspired the creation of community orchards on vacant lots.

Check out one of our partners – NOLA Fruit Tree Project – a sustainable, community-based solution to food insecurity in the greater New Orleans area. Using a tree owner registration and volunteer time, The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project harvests fruits from private residential property in the city of New Orleans that would otherwise go to waste. The harvested produce is donated to local organizations that feed the hungry.

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