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For anyone located near the Coastal area of Virginia...Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residents of all localities. Free event. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a large trash bag to place your tree(s) in, as one will not be provided. These trees are provided by the Virginia Forestry Department by way of a generous donation from the Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company. Event is organized by Mohamed and Cheri Elrahhal, Newport News residents. Available while supplies last and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We do have a tentative variety availability list; however, these are seedlings that are still growing in the mountains of Virginia at the Forestry Department’s facility, and, it all depends on the success rate of the seedlings and how bad our Virginia winter will be. The tentative variety availability list is:

Apple, Common,

Pear, Common,


Dogwood - White,

Dogwood - Silky,

Dogwood - Red Osier,

Allegh. Chinquapin,


Elderberry, Amer.,

Maple, Red,

Maple, Silver,

Oak - White,

Oak - Chestnut,

Oak - Gobbler S.T.,

Oak - S. Red,

Oak - N. Red,

Oak - Pin,

Oak - Black,

Bald Cypress,

Pine, Longleaf,

Wash. Hawthorne,

River Birch,


Locust, Bristly,

Locust, Black,


Bicolor Lespedeza,

Crape Myrtle
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Free Community Native Tree and Shrub Giveaway in Newport News

March 10, 2018, 9:30am - March 10, 2018, 12:00pm

Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residen...

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Blood circle? Yay chainsaw workshop! Also learn how to create a hugelkultur self sustaining garden bed.

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Kelly's Chainsaw and Hugelkulture SEWP

December 10, 2017, 10:00am - December 10, 2017, 2:00pm

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE Steve Kanner, the tree guy & Grow Gainesville member - will be giving a CHA...

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Yellow/Lemon Guava, Strawberry Guava, and Pineapple Guavas planted in April? 2015. Kayla Susan Sosnow's yard. ... See MoreSee Less

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Goodies Kayla Susan Sosnow's Gainesville Garden Sweat Equity Work Parties (SEWP) have left over. Come get them dry loofahs, green loofahs, cassava sticks. See Kayla's post below for instructions on propagating cassava. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are goodies we have left over. Some dry loofahs, some fresh green loofahs, and cassava sticks f...

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Carolina Madera shared Debra Kuhn's post to the group: Edible Plant Project (.org). ... See MoreSee Less

Cranberry hibiscus from EPP is blooming! Planted at end of May 2017.

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The Edible Plant Project is a volunteer-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization working to promote edible landscaping and local food abundance in North Central Florida. The goal of the EPP is to create positive alternatives to the unsustainable food system in this country. We maintain a nursery for hardy native and exotic vegetables, teas, fruit and nut trees, and a seed bank, and we share these with the community through work trade, barter, or adoption. Our plants are well suited for this gardening zone and easy to care for.

A special focus of EPP is tree crops and various well adapted or native perennials (and some annuals) including various berries, fig, feijoa, loquat, pear, pecan, and persimmon trees and more. They make heavy crops of delicious fruit and nuts every year. These wonders of nature need to be planted only once, and they yield abundantly for decades, often with little or no care. Anyone who has ever stood under a tree loaded with fruit, gorging themselves on the crop, can appreciate the freely given abundance.

Think globally, act locally. Plant a fruit tree today! Grow and harvest local food to help make Gainesville a beautiful, sustainable place to live.
Adopt a tree: Visit our booth at the Gainesville Downtown Farmer’s Market the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 3:00-7:00 pm. 111 E. University Avenue http://www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com

Learn more about us by joining our email list.
Learn about growing edible plants and trees by volunteering at our nursery on Sundays.

This powerpoint was created by Pavel in about 2005 so some of the facts are now a bit out of date (our nursery is no longer at the Blueberry Farm for example) but much of it is still relevant. Enjoy!

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  • I would like to know all edible plants, trees, and even weeds in this area. I have 5 acres I have just planted 2 pecan trees and have 2 yr old blueberries with fruit now. This is an excellent plan and one day I hope to be self sufficient as far as eating. Over the years I hope you can help me and likewise. Wanda

  • matthew

    hello, finally i found the resource i’ve been so urgently looking around for… we have an 8 acre farm plot in alachua that we’ve already started an organic market garden on but it’s really our dream to do a permaculture garden… your site has just the plants i’ve been looking for… if you can let me know how i can purchase some seeds or plants from you that would be very helpful… looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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