UNC’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard named for Helen Wells

UNC’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard named for Helen Wells

Named in honor of  Helen  Clawson Wells,  great grand daughter of Brigham Young, University Gardens Neighborhood planted 55 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, Asian and Twentieth Century Pear Trees in a demonstration orchard utilizing  the planning technique known as “high density planting”.  Fruit harvested from the orchard will be donated by the ECC to various local charities in the Salt Lake area.  Tree Utah provided volunteer training on the planting, care and long term stewardship of these types of trees.

Once dozens of orchards and hundreds of springs dotted the East Central Community, University Neighborhood area. The sustainability of the University Gardens Neighborhood will be greatly enhanced by re-introducing this type of orchard project.

The funding for the orchard was  provide by Smiths Food and Drugs and UNC Neighborhood Council. Salt Lake Regional Hospital and the medical center is sharing their land and providing ongoing water support.

Click here to read the Orchard Press Release:

orchard press release

Esther is a Chair of the East Central Community Council.

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