Hurricane Ian destroyed many of the trees around Englewood. Let's replant them with Fruit Trees!
Angel Land Food Forest with volunteers from Garden of the Arts has started this program in response to the devastation from Hurricane Ian. Our goal is to replant 1,000 Fruit Trees around Englewood, FL.
Request a Free Fruit Tree
You are eligible to recieve a free fruit tree if you live in 34223 or 34224. Just fill out this form:
Make a Donation
To donate money, click the link below. You will be taken to the Flanzer Trust website, where your donation is matched!
For non-profit , choose: Angel Land Food Forest
For donor note , type in 'Replant Englewood'
An example of the completed form on the Flanzer Trust website for 'Replant Englewood':
Please note that this program is different from the Free* Community Mango Tree Program. Angel Land Food Forest will not plant, fertilize, prune, or maintain these fruit trees. If you are interested in a Free Community Mango instead, please navigate to Programs => Free* Community Mango Tree Program in this website.
What is this fundraiser for?
The devastation brought on by Hurricane Ian has left many destroyed homes and countless fallen trees. Many of Englewood's citizens have expressed their sorrow for the loss of trees around town. This fundraiser is one of many efforts to help replant Englewood and in this case, with Fruit Trees.
What is the difference between the 'Free* Community Mango Tree' and 'Replant Englewood' programs?
The fruit trees provided in the Free* Community Mango Tree program are planted, mulched, fertilized, and pruned by Angel Land Food Forest volunteers and are planted in your front yard - the plants provided in Replant Englewood are NOT.
Who is leading this effort?
Volunteers from Garden of the Arts are leading this project under Angel Land Food Forest so that Englewood, FL may be replanted with fruit trees to replace our fallen trees.
Who can get a Fruit Tree?
Fill out the Free Fruit Tree Request Form. Any person who lives within zip codes 34223 and 34224 may pick up a tree. At time of pick up, you must provide a valid driver's license which matches the county records for the address provided. We ask that you are a year-round resident so that the trees have a greater chance of survival and care.
When will the fruit trees be available?
Fruit Trees will be acquired at the end of May 2023 and will be available starting June. The actual date, time, and location will be properly announced before the end of April 2023.
What size fruit trees will you have?
Fruit tree sizes will be varied - more likely than not we will only have smaller fruit trees available.
How will I know what to do with my fruit tree?
We will provide adequate information online about how to plant your fruit tree, maintain them, and harvest. We will also set up a Facebook Group for a community forum surrounding these fruit trees.
Why Fruit Trees?
We believe that fruit trees build and foster communities around healthy local food.
What kinds of Fruit Trees?
Fruit trees that are selected for our climate, such as Mango, Starfruit, Sapodilla, Coconut, Barbados Cherry, Sugar Apple, Eggfruit, Banana, and many more!
Does that answer all your questions?
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