The CommuniTREE CREW is a “Community Action Team” developed through the collaborative efforts of Proyecto Jardin and Tree Care LA to maintain the East side’s only public benefit fruit tree orchard consisting of 60+ fruit trees that were planted and have been cared for by residents of Boyle Heights over 15 years.
WHO: The CommuniTREE Crew consists of residents of Boyle Heights & surrounding East side communities.
FORMAT: TREE CREW participants attend a 6-8 hour Tree Care course at Proyecto Jardin taught by Oscar Sanchez, ISA Certified Arborist of Tree Care LA. Quarterly trouble shooting consultations are provided by Certified Arborists from Tree Care LA and other partner organizations.
TIME COMMITMENT: 8-10 hours per month to care for 5 fruit trees over a 12-18 period, beginning September 2015
INCENTIVE: Participant benefits include access to a fair share of all fruits and vegetables grown at PJ and the added benefit of knowing your efforts strengthen individual and collective capacity to advance community food sovereignty in Boyle Heights.