The Giving Grove is delighted to partner with Cornerstones of Care and take part in expanding their Healthy Living & Food Systems Program. The Giving Grove first partnered with the Cornerstones of Care - Gillis Campus in 2013 to establish their first Giving Grove orchard. The orchard includes apple, peach, cherry, jujube, and Asian pear trees in addition to blackberries that are located beside their thriving vegetable garden. Produce from this orchard and garden are used to serve the students at the center. In fall of 2017, we plan to expand our partnership with Cornerstones of Care to plant an additional orchard at their Ozanam Campus. This orchard will contain over 20 fruits trees including: apple, Asian pear, peach, and jujube. In addition, we will add bush cherry and fig shrubs along with blackberries and raspberries. This orchard will complement the established pear trees on the Ozanam Campus.
Cornerstones of Care has launched a Crowd-Sourcing event to secure funding for the orchard and other horticultural therapeutic activities which can be found at the following link: strongroots.