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Deadline approaching: There is still room for YOU! Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard – 2016 application

2 January 2016

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Deadline approaching: There is still room for YOU! Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard – 2016 application

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 application for Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard is now available. To apply click here:Helen’s Orchard Plot Application Applications available beginning November 28, 2015. Application deadline is March 10, 2016.

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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard- Spring 2014

1 October 2014

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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard- Spring 2014

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Fruit Share!

7 August 2014

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Fruit Share!

As part of an initiative to reduce food waste, the City has partnered with TreeUtah, Avenues Fruitshare, Green Urban Lunchbox and Salt Lake Community Action Program to create an online database where residents can register their fruit trees.  Voluntarily registering fruit trees indicates residents’ desire to share plentiful harvests. Registration does not guarantee that fruit will be harvested, but […]

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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard

3 December 2013

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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard

Named in honor of  Helen  Clawson Wells,  great grand daughter of Brigham Young, University Gardens Neighborhood planted 60 apple and pear  trees  on October 15, 2011  in what was Salt Lake City’s first urban orchard on the corner of 100 South and 1100 East.  This orchard will include Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonagold apple trees; Anjou, Bartlett, […]

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About Helen Wells

8 November 2012

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About Helen Wells

Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard is named after and honors  Helen Clawson Wells, who was  affectionately known as Utah’s Tree Lady being devoted to the planting, cultivation and preservation of trees. The neighbors of the University Gardens Neighborhood continue in the tradition and  legacy of people such as Helen Wells.  Helen Wells was a great granddaughter of […]

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Friends of Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

31 March 2012

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Friends of Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

Tami Clark, Marsha Gilford, Douglas Hunter, Nate Salazar, Ben Holcomb, Karen Stam, Owen Witesman,  Eva Witesman, Esther Hunter,  Otto Liebergesell                

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High Density Orchard Techniques for the Backyard Orchard

21 January 2012

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High Density Orchard Techniques for the Backyard Orchard

For years, most of the information about growing fruit came from commercial orchard culture: methods that promoted maximum size for maximum yield but required 12-foot ladders for pruning, thinning and picking, and 400 to 600 square feet of land per tree. Tree spacing had to allow for tractors. The objective of high density planting or […]

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A Fall Day in Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

21 January 2012

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A Fall Day in Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

On October 12, 2013, the University Gardens Neighborhood of the East Central Community invites you join in a celebration for the first annual “A Fall Day in Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard” located at 1100 East and 100 South. Enjoy the orchard, music, food and learn how to plant and care for fruit trees in an urban […]

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