Tree Canada is proud to announce its 20 winners for the third installment of its very popular Edible Trees program.
Supported by Loblaw, Silk, and TELUS, Edible Trees provides grants of up to $4,000 to municipalities, schools, and community gardens to purchase, plant, and maintain fruit and nut trees.
“Fruit and nut trees do more than just clean the air and beautify our neighbourhoods,” said Michael Rosen, Tree Canada President. “The trees planted will become valuable sources of healthy food for these communities.”
“At Silk we believe plant-based nutrition is a better, more sustainable way to feed people and the planet,” said Valerie Fleck, Vice President of Whitewave Foods in Canada. “The Edible Trees program fits perfectly with our mission and we are thrilled 20 communities can benefit in 2014.”
The increasing popularity of this program can be seen by the substantial applications that were sent to Tree Canada, of which the following 20 community groups were selected: