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Planting Fruit Trees in Food Deserts


In Los Angeles County, known “food deserts” include areas of South L.A. and the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Recognizing that home-grown fruit can make a positive difference in the lives and health of people in neighborhoods traditionally bereft of fresh produce options, TreePeople concentrates its free fruit tree distribution in communities like Inglewood and Pacoima. As KABC reported at a giveaway event, “One fruit tree can bear fruit for up to 40 years.”

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