Community Orchard Planting Ceremony Slated for December 19th

Community Orchard Planting Ceremony Slated for December 19th

BRUNSWICK, GA (December 3, 2019) The second community orchard in the City of Brunswick is set to be planted, thanks to a generous donation from BB&T now Truist. The citrus grove of 4 orange and 3 grapefruit trees will be unveiled in Ringel Park on Thursday, December 19th at 4pm. Situated at the corner of Gloucester and Magnolia, once mature, the resulting fruits will be available as healthy snacks to passersby.

A joint project between the City, Brunswick Downtown Development Authority, BB&T now Truist, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB), Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) and Coastal Greenery, the orchard/grove joins a previously planted version at Howard Coffin Park, bringing the total number of City orchards to two. Plans call for additional orchards/groves to be installed throughout the City as funds allow.

“We are extremely grateful to our local BB&T now Truist branches for making this second community orchard a reality,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “This project is a great example of the important role community partnerships play in community betterment.”

A short program at 4:00 PM on Thursday, December 19th at the orchard site proceeds the ceremonial planting of the last tree and features comments by City officials and BB&T now Truist management as well as a youth educational presentation by GIFT.

The public is invited to attend the orchard planting ceremony and students in particular are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912/279.1490.

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