August 11, 2021

Fruit Harvest Open! Eat Local!

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Did you know there is a U-Pick fruit orchard right in Salt Lake? No! Well right now you can join us at the EcoGarden to harvest fruit, we have tons!  Plums and grapes are coming on right now, but there will soon be peaches, pluots, apples and pears. Make it a fun outing with your kids, and teach them how their food is obtained. They’ll appreciate the fresh taste even more! Fruits and vegetables are always delicious, but produce is especially amazing when fresh off the trees and sun-ripened. 

Join us Monday evenings at our work parties to help maintian the garden, or you are more than welcome to head over on your own, first come, first served!  Remember this is a community space so  be aware of new plantings and step lightly while harvesting. The EcoGarden is a community gathering space. The area is not fenced off from the neighborhood. Rather it is an inviting space, with benches, picnic tables, and a shade structure grown over with grapevines. We encourage all to utilize the space for gatherings, quiet contemplation, and of course as a source of food.

Located next door to the Day Riverside Library at 1575 West 1000 North, TreeUtah’s EcoGarden is a community resource along the Jordan River in Rose Park that demonstrates how we can utilize trees in urban landscapes for gardening, food, and to benefit our social and natural environments. EcoGarden workdays will be posted on the events calendar. Please check dates and listings frequently in Spring/Summer/Fall.

There is plenty to do here, if you want to help out or just harvest don't hesitate! It's a fun and tasty way for all ages to get outside and eat local!