Local group plants fruit trees in inner city Knoxville

Local group plants fruit trees in inner city Knoxville

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Sunday the group gave fruit trees to community members to plant in their yards. Sunday the group gave fruit trees to community members to plant in their yards.
Jessica Session with SEEED said, "We decided to plant these fruit trees for the free nourishment of the inner-city community." Jessica Session with SEEED said, "We decided to plant these fruit trees for the free nourishment of the inner-city community."

KNOXVILLE (WATE)- The warm weekend weather was perfect for members of a Knoxville group to "Green the Block." They planted fruit trees at the Morning Side Community Center and in the surrounding community.

SEEED, which stands for Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, is raising awareness about the so-called "food desert" in inner-city Knoxville.

The group's goal is to provide the local community with fresh and healthy food choices that are close-by and free.

The group gave fruit trees to community members Sunday to plant in their yards.

Soon 70 new apple, pear, and peach trees will be popping up around the community.

"We decided to plant these fruit trees for the free nourishment of the inner-city community," said Jessica Session, with SEEED. "They can walk up and get an apple or pair or peach or enjoy some blueberries or raspberries."

SEEED members planted 52 fruit trees Saturday as part of their "Edible Forest." They also planted a community garden and herbal patch.

Session said more trees are needed: "If you'd like to sponsor a tree it's $43.00."

If you'd like to help with the program go to SEEED's website at http://www.seedknox.org

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