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Lawrence Fruit Tree Project

Sharing Fruit, Sharing Knowledge

Lawrence Fruit Tree Project was formed in 2008 as a community-based solution to food insecurity. 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. The creation and maintenance of the orchard is 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, kiosk, supply shed, botanical labels and a picnic table. LCO is located at 830 Garfield st. LCO is open to the public dawn to dusk every day.


Join us for monthly Community Orchard Days March-November. Typically the first Saturday of each month. Sign up for LFTP news and volunteer schedule emails here.


 Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates and volunteer opportunities.

If you'd like assistance creating a public orchard in Lawrence, Ks, want to volunteer with LFTP, or have fruit tree related questions email the LFTP coordinator at


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Sponsor a tree!

$50 donation

Adopt a fruit tree at our community orchard for $50! Make a special connection to this incredible space by sponsoring a tree!


Visit Lawrence Community Orchard at 830 Garfield and choose a tree that you would like to steward throughout the year with your $50 donation.


Contact with your tree choice and you will receive a certificate designating your tree. This is a perfect gift for the fruit tree lover in your life! Your sponsorship of a tree helps us to keep our orchard a thriving and beautiful space all year long! 

Sponsorships can be made by check (payable to Sunrise Project:

1501 Learnard Ave. Lawrence, KS 66044 or ONLINE

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