(HENDERSONVILLE, NC, January 24, 2014) – Looking for a great way to produce fruits and nuts in your own yard or garden? Look no further than ECO’s annual heritage tree sale! This popular fundraiser is winding down as trees are being sold out. You can still purchase some heritage apple trees, chestnuts, figs, serviceberries, plums, blueberries and persimmons, and paw paws. There is no better way to give yourself or a loved one a gift of WNC’s cultural history than a heritage fruit or nut tree or a hearty, disease-resistant tree.
All trees come in limited quantities and tend to sell out quickly (ECO has already sold out on some varieties). Heritage and disease-resistant apple trees available this year include 16 varieties of semi-dwarf apple trees for your backyard orchard! These 1-year grafts are 3-4’ tall, in 1-gallon containers and ready for planting and cost $25 per tree.
Interested in learning more about growing your own fruits and nuts? Join Debbie Lienhart of Useful Plants Nursery on Thursday, February 6 from 6-8pm at Biz611 on North Church Street during our first Sustainable Living Workshop of the New Year. She will teach you about growing fruit and nut trees in home gardens, including locating, selecting, planting, and maintaining productive trees and shrubs at home, transitioning from ornamentals to edibles, and growing more food in small spaces. Registration is required by calling (828) 692-0385, the fee is $15 per person.
The tree sale ends at noon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. All trees will be available for pickup in the conference room of the new Biz611 Building on February 8th, but order now to ensure your favorite tree is still available. The Heritage Tree Sale is a fundraiser for ECO. For more information about the sale, call the ECO office at 692-0385 or log-on to www.eco-wnc.org