Fruit Trees Planted at Local Schools

A fruit tree was planted Monday at Washington Elementary School in Richmond. Photo by Jamie Soja,

Nutiva in partnership with Common Vision this week planted fruit trees at Washington Elementary School and Levonya Dejean Middle School in Richmond, marking the beginning of a five-year project to plant an orchard of 15-30 fruit trees in every public elementary, middle and high school in the area. The day’s events included a whole school assembly and puppet show put on by Oakland-based Big Tadoo Puppet Crew. “This is exactly the kind of event that shows who Richmond is,” said Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. “We’re helping foster the next generation of mindful citizens and leaders, teaching our children the connection between plants, our planet and staying healthy. We are thrilled that Nutiva has moved its headquarters to Richmond and has so quickly become a valuable part of our local community.” For more information go to and
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