Friday, August 01, 2008

Urban Orchards, Volunteerism, and Ice Cream: What a combination!

We've written before about one of our favorite Boston non-profits, Earthworks. Benjamin Crouch, Director of Progams says:

This Saturday, August 2, come to JP Licks flagship store at 659 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, to try the new Sour Cherry Sorbet. This is the first in a series of Earthworks flavors that JP Licks will produce this summer from fruit grown in our City Fruit orchards. Volunteers helped pick the sour cherries from trees in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester.
We are using the partnership to promote our new City Fruit initiative. The project promotes the concept of urban orchards as a sustainable solution to nutrition deficiencies and problems with food security. We are also using the promotion to attract volunteer orchard stewards and connect fruit to charitable organizations. Come show your support for the cause, try the sorbet, and meet EarthWorks Executive Director, Andrew Birch, who will be on hand from 2pm - 6pm.
More City Fruit harvests are on the way. Look for opportunities to come pick with us
in August and September.


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