One hundred fruit trees and shrubs are to be planted across Surrey’s community gardens, following a grant awarded this month by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
The TD Green Streets Project funds – $13,095 – for the city’s urban forestry program will also benefit workshops on proper tree planting and pruning, harvesting and cooking with the food produced.
The grants aim to encourage the adoption of leading-edge practices in municipal forests
The project kicked off Oct. 17. According to a news release, Surrey was among 22 municipalities chosen from more than 125 applications to receive a grant. Recipient programs are chosen based on innovation, community involvement and technical expertise.
Mayor Linda Hepner thanked the foundation for its support, noting that investment into sustainable resources “helps to ensure that generations will benefit for years to come.”