Lawrence Fruit Tree Project
Lawrence Fruit Tree Project started in 2008 as a community-based solution to the lack access to healthy food. Through this program, we educate, assist, and inspire the public to plant, steward, and use perennial food plants. LFTP is building community, increasing local food security, and creating connections between people and their urban environment.
In 2012 LFTP created Lawrence Community Orchard. LCO is a free food park where anyone can pick ripe fruit! The land was made accessible through the City of Lawrence urban agriculture land leasing program, Common Ground. Implementation and maintenance has been possible only through the work of many dedicated volunteers.
LCO occupies 4/5 of an acre in the Burroughs Creek corridor of East Lawrence. It is currently planted with over 100 individual productive woody plants composed of around 30 species. It also includes a fruit tree nursery, a timber frame kiosk, a rustic supply shed, botanical identification signs and a picnic table.
Join Us for monthly Community Orchard Days March-November. Sign up for email notifications about volunteer opportunities here. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
LCO is open to the public dawn to dusk every day. Its located at 830 Garfield st. in Lawrence KS.