Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fall Tour 2011

September 17-30th
Ukiah, Big Bend, Shasta, Chico, and Nevada City
Common Vision will work with 8 schools and 2 community sites to plant 200 Fruit Trees across Northern California. We are excited for this Northern California focused tour to reach a new area of the state and share this community-transforming experience with our rural neighbors.

9/21 -Wed -   La Vida Charter School - Ukiah
9/23  - Fri - Mountain Union School - Big Bend
9/23 -Fri- Indian Springs School- Big Bend
9/24  -Sat - Big Bend Community Planting - Big Bend Hot Springs
9/25 -Sun- Chaffin Family Orchards - Oroville
26th - Mon - Blue Oak School - Chico
27th  - Tues -Biggs Elementary- Chico Area
28th - Wed - Deer Creek Elementary - Nevada City
29th - Thur -  Forest Charter School (Tentative) - Nevada City
29th  - Thurs - Community Planting @ Forever Flowering - Nevada City

Fruit Tree Tour will plant varieties including apple, pear, plum, fig, persimmon, and cherry among others. Fruit Tree Tour typically travels the state for two months each spring with an Emmy Award-winning green theater troupe onboard, but this fall’s special tour will focus exclusively on putting new orchards in the ground and bringing art into the new orchards with sign paining.   It also marks Fruit Tree Tour's furthest foray into remote regions of rural Northern California.

Since 2004, the all-volunteer crew of modern-day Johnny Appleseeds has directly impacted over 85,000 students and planted nearly 5,000 fruit trees at public schools and community centers throughout California, mostly in junk food jungles and other areas classified as urban food deserts due to a lack of local access to fresh fruits and vegetables.