The Fruity Nutty BLITZ promotes the planting of fruit and nut trees in residential yards and community spaces throughout the Milwaukee area. By planting fruit and nut trees, our goal is to protect the environment, improve public health, and strengthen our community. This year we will be planting trees from April 19th-22nd, and we'll need plenty of help from volunteers.
Through the Fruity Nutty Five, we have already awarded 28 Fruity Nutty Orchards throughout Milwaukee and planted hundreds of other fruit and nut trees, including those at the Victory Garden Urban Farm. VGI is now allowing families, individuals, and organizations to order smaller quantities of trees. We want everyone to be able to grow their own food in every space possible.
Fruit and nut trees provide nutritious food, serve as a source of oxygen, protect against soil erosion, and keep neighborhoods cool in the summer. Planting trees strengthens relationships between neighbors, encouraging community. We hope that neighbors who grow fruit and nut trees will share their bounty!
The trees available for 2018 planting include:
Everyone who orders a tree through the Fruity Nutty BLITZ will be encouraged to attend a tree care class taught by VGI (Dates TBA). These classes will cover watering, pruning, mulching, and harvesting. VGI will also help you decide the location where your fruit tree will grow best. Caring for a fruit or nut tree is a commitment, but
*Certain trees require a pollinator to grow fruit. You (or a neighbor!) will need a second tree. Trees should be planted within 50 feet of one another (but at least 10 feet apart).