Common Vision helps plant 15 fruit trees

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by Linda Williams

A group of area residents and members of Common Vision planted a small orchard on the grounds of the Willits Integrated Services Center on November 11. Willits was one stop on the Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour in Mendocino County. The group also planted trees from November 4 to 12 all around Mendocino County, from Round Valley High School and Indian Health Center to Fort Bragg and Ukiah. The group has been travelling up and down California in its buses powered by recycled vegetable oil for the past six years, planting fruit trees in 150 low-income schoolyards and community centers.

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Ukiah teens plant trees with a Common Vision

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by Carole Brodsky

"Working Together, We Can Make the Future Better"

So goes the motto of Common Vision, the Emmy Award-winning creators of the Fruit Tree Tour. The group began their seventh annual statewide tree-planting event in Mendocino County this week.

With rooftop solar arrays and hand-painted murals, Common Vision's bio-powered buses and trucks carried 15 modern day Johnny Appleseeds to four schools and two community centers in Mendocino County. Two hundred fruit trees were planted by students and community members.

Miles Gordon, director of the NCO Gardens Project and member of Ukiah ReLeaf, says the tour is a perfect fit for schools, local food groups and community organizations.

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