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We show governments, organizations, and the residents they serve how to turn lawns and vacant lots into Productive Urban Landscapes that fight climate change, create green jobs, and feed people.

Shifting the paradigm of landscaping.

OUR VISION

Planning

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Growing more

Fruitful Communities.

Having fun too!
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Engagement

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Education

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This is how we do it
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Modern landscaping may look nice and tidy, but hiding in those clean edges and leafless lawns is one of America’s darkest ecological secrets. Every leaf blower, riding lawn mower, and herbicide application is contributing to a growing ecological crisis, where soils become impoverished, water is polluted, and communities grow poorer.

The dark side of modern landscaping.

THE PROBLEM
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Fact 1

Noise from popular models of commercial gas leaf blowers exceeds 100 decibels. A jet plane takeoff or a siren is measured at 120 decibels.

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Landscaping pollutants like pesticides, fertilizers, and yard debris are dumped in the same places we get our drinking water from.

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According to EPA statistics, just 33 gasoline lawn mowers can produce as much pollution as a car produces all year.

Download our free eBook, THE DARK SIDE OF MODERN LANDSCAPING.
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The Fruitful Communities Initiative is our plan for shifting the way we grow landscapes, providing a pathway for communities of all sizes to fight climate change, feed people, grow green jobs, and create outdoor classrooms for community engagement and education.

Better landscapes for a greener world.

THE FRUITFUL COMMUNITIES INTIATIVE
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How we fight CLIMATE CHANGE.

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How we eliminate FOOD INSECURITY.

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How we help the JOBS CRISIS.

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How we provide

STEM EDUCATION.

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Join the movement and become a Founding Member by pledging your support for the Fruitful Communities initiative! Join other climate-conscious folks from around the country as we make our yards, our neighborhoods, and our communities greener, more abundant places!

Your journey starts here!

TAKE THE PLEDGE
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Public Institutions

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Organizations

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Adults

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No matter who you are, there’s a place for you in the Fruitful Communities Initiative. See how you can grow more Fruitful Communities.

Take action in your own community.

GET INVOLVED
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