Come get your hands dirty and help plant fruit trees

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invites you to join them at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to plant An Orchard for Martin Luther King, Jr. at M. L. King Park, Fuller Avenue and Franklin Street SE. The saplings are only about 5 feet tall, so the planting won’t take much time.
These trees will be a public resource for all visitors to the park to enjoy. Once the trees are mature, they will provide shade, storm-water management, aesthetic beauty, and healthy fruit production for the benefit of everyone in the neighborhood.
Laura Casaletto, OKT urban forester, will be on site to help. In addition, the West Michigan Jewels of Africa, will  perform traditional African drum and dance during the planting. Bring your kids so they can learn how to plant a tree! All tools and supplies will be provided by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.
For information,  contact volunteer Vince Lambert at