Friday, March 9, 2012 - By Kevin Donohue - No comments

Boston Tree Party

Followers of our blog will remember that we at SeeClickFix enjoy getting our hands dirty and planting some trees.  We also love supporting organizations who are partners in the mission of promoting civic engagement.  That is why we are happy to give a shout out to our friends in Beantown, the Boston Tree Party.  

The Boston Tree Party recruits delegations of energetic citizens to commit to planting two Heirloom Apple Trees, and to tending to those trees over the course of their lifetime.  In reference to their latin motto “frux civilis,” the organization explains, “At its core, the Party is a diverse coalition of organizations, institutions, and communities from across the Greater Boston Area coming together in support of Civic Fruit.”  How cool are these guys?

Last year was the organization’s first, and their results were impressive.  They facilitated the planting of seventy trees in more than fifty communities across the greater Boston area.  If you do the math, that adds up to between ten and fifteen THOUSAND apples a year.  For a young nonprofit like the Boston Tree Party, that is a high deliciousness quotient.

And they’re just getting started: registration for this years planting season is ongoing until April 15.  If you like the community focus and proactive approach of SeeClickFix, and happen to be based in Boston, you should definitely consider forming a planting delegation with some friends.  For more information, email  

Once you start harvesting the apples from your trees, don’t be afraid to send a homemade apple pie to your friends at the SeeClickFix headquarters who let you know about this awesome organization.


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