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Healthy picking: Abundant fruit for needy families

Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer leads volunteers who gather fruit and donate it to community organizations. 

fruit tree project
Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer leads volunteers who gather fruit that’s free for the picking and donate it to community organizations. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)


February 27, 2012

Michael Celone
newwave@tulane.edu

Some New Orleans households with limited resources may not be able to afford the healthier foods that contribute to a balanced diet. Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer is trying to change that by making fruit accessible through the New Orleans Fruit Tree Project.

The concept is simple. It originated during Nuismer’s time as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Hollygrove Market & Farm. More...

 

 

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