Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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© 2013 Kayla B. Imhoff
TreePeople is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that uses environmental education, initiatives, and programs to engage with the greater community to work towards the goal of a sustainable future for Los Angeles. The Fruit Tree Program is one of TreePeople’s longest running programs of 29 years, which distributes free bare-root fruit trees to economically disadvantaged communities as a source of fresh fruit and the other environmental benefits that trees offer. This paper is a comprehensive report detailing the history of the program and the impacts it has had on communities across Los Angeles County. Looking at three communities in Los Angeles and interviewing key community members from these communities, I identified the impacts that the program has had on addressing important urban environmental concerns and facilitating community development.
Imhoff, Kayla B., "Fruitful Communities: Evaluating the History and Impacts of TreePeople’s Fruit Tree Program" (2013). Pitzer Senior Theses. 40.
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