"Fruits of the Urban Forest"
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Accessible via Public Transit: Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 trains to Borough Hall, the N or R trains to Court Street, or the A, C, or F trains to Jay Street Metrotech.
Meter parking is available proximate to Borough Hall as are several garages (parking fees are required).
This year’s NY ReLeaf workshop focus will focus on a component of the urban forest that is not often thought about – Fruit Trees.
REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP BY FILLING OUT AND SUBMITTING THE FOLLOWING:
2013 ReLeaf Workshop Brochure
Fruit is an essential part of a healthy diet, but for residents of some urban areas, fresh produce can be difficult to access and can be prohibitively expensive. Locally grown produce helps the environment in more ways than one such as cooling heat islands, improving air quality, reducing storm water runoff, and improving social connections. These trees are easy to care for and can produce abundant food for many years. Fruit trees can be planted in back yards as well as in public orchards on school campuses and community gardens. The many benefits of growing fruit trees also include their yield of fresh, locally grown food. Fruit trees grow well in urban and suburban settings. From a social aspect, fruit trees help people become connected to the growing process while also providing a nutritious food source and food security.
New York ReLeaf is a statewide effort that brings people together to share information about trees and ways to improve the future of trees where we live. ReLeaf creates partnerships between forestry professionals and dedicated citizens. It harnesses the financial resources of government and the private sector; provides an opportunity for talented volunteers to use their special skills to enhance the effort; and creates positive and permanent changes.
ReLeaf is a project of the Urban Forestry Program within the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests.
For more information about ReLeaf in general, please contact the New York ReLeaf Coordinator in Albany at 518-402-9425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.