Bloomington Community Orchard Wins $20,000

ImageFantastic news just in from Amy Countryman.!!!

Dear Bloomington Community Orchard Rock Stars,

Are you sitting down?  The word is finally official, and we can spread it around!  We won the Tom's of Maine grant for $20,000 thanks to all of your support and incessant voting.  We're going to make this the coolest Community Orchard ever, including planting the rest of the trees, finishing our wheelchair-accessible paths, building an eco-shed, and creating great community education and outreach.  Local fruit security...building community...let's feed our souls and bodies simultaneously.  Thank you so very, very much.  Congratulations to all of us!

To celebrate, we'll carry on with planting our Orchard on October 9- this first planting is courtesy of your support and votes this spring!  See you there- or maybe earlier, at one of our workdays? 

This Sunday, from 8 am to 2 pm (note the bonus extra hour in the morning), we'll be out there working and playing.  Please come on out- we need you now more than ever!  You'll have a fantastic time.

Best, and fruit, and goodness,

Amy Countryman