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Students, nonprofit team up to plant fruit orchard at NU

THE UNION

A group of Nevada Union High School students traded their books for shovels on Monday as they joined the nonprofit Common Vision in planting 25 fruit trees on campus.

The orchard, planted on one-third of an acre, will be part of an outdoor classroom for the school’s Green Academy, which offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum focused around outdoor education, environmental education and activism.

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California’s Fruit Tree Tour arrives in Nevada County

THE UNION

California’s Fruit Tree Tour hits the road again this fall on a seasonal two-week tree-planting pilgrimage that will take the Common Vision crew and its all-volunteer modern-day Johnny Appleseeds to plant new school orchards in five Northern California cities.

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A fruitful harvest

THE UNION

By planting trees for a campus orchard, students at Deer Creek Elementary were also laying the seeds for an understanding in environmental consciousness, said members of Common Vision, a traveling tree-planting troupe that organized the lesson.

With holes already dug, students broke into groups and helped plant 18 young fruit trees on Friday, Nov. 18, at the northwest corner of the Deer Creek Elementary School campus, behind the baseball field.

They planted Gala apples, Osborne Prolific figs, Santa Rosa plums, Arctic Glo nectarines, Hachiya persimmons, Yellow Bell apples, pears and pomegranates.

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