New Fruit Trees Will Give Tallahassee Neighborhoods Healthy Food Access


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Fruit-filled trees are coming soon to areas of Tallahassee, FL that lack healthy food access.

Taylor Brio submitted her fruit tree idea to Awesome Tallahassee, the Tallahassee chapter of the nationwide micro-grant organization, The Awesome Foundation.

“We just felt that there was really an important need in the community, and it was just an innovative idea, and we haven’t heard of an idea like this before,” said Chester Spellman, one of the founders of the local chapter. “And so, we decided that it was something we wanted to invest in.”

Biro will receive $1,000 to plant fruit trees in Tallahassee’s “food deserts,” areas that lack fresh fruits and vegetables. She’ll begin planting this winter, when conditions are right for planting trees.

Tallahassee’s Latino population is around 6% but growing.

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