On Colorado Gives Day, High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) is asking for donations of $75 so we can purchase 60 heirloom fruit trees to be planted in our orchard. Our goal is to raise $4,500 on Colorado Gives Day this year. Will you help us?
Northern Colorado was once a significant fruit growing region, but over the last century development has replaced orchards. By planting heirloom fruit trees and creating an orchard, HPEC is preserving and restoring this portion of our agricultural history.
These heirloom fruit trees, including apple, cherry, and plum, will be planted on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, with the help of volunteers. Varieties planted will include ‘Flower of Kent’ a scion of the original tree that Sir Isaac Newton sat under when postulating his theory of gravity, ‘Colorado Orange’ - a cultivar bred within our state, and saplings derived directly from a tree known to have been planted by Johnny Appleseed.
We invite you to come to our Grand Opening and Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 13, 2017, where you can visit our new Educational Visitor Center, check out our gardens and Orchard, and buy some plants.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO REACH OUR GOAL.
Click the following link to schedule your donation: https://www.coloradogives.org/HighPlainsEnvironmentalCenter/overview.