Help plant an orchard in Central City, New Orleans

Holly Heine and the folks at Jericho Road, a neighborhood-based nonprofit homebuilder that provides families with healthy and energy-efficient affordable housing opportunities in Central City, New Orleans needs our help. Just by voting in an online initiative sponsored by Edy’s Fruit Bars, we can help them win a free fruit orchard for their neighborhood.

Here is what you need to do–every day:

1. Go here:

2. Click on the rightmost of the two dots in the state of Louisiana.

3. When the words Jericho Road Episcopal House Initiative appear, click on More.

4. Follow the directions on the new page. Make sure to type in the two security words, and click on Plant my Vote.

You can vote one time each day—and every day—until the voting ends on August 31 at 11:59 PST. Edy’s will award 5 winners the first of each month, May 1 through Sept 1. The winners will be announced on our site at the beginning of each month.

Benefits of an orchard:

A project that spans generations

A free food source

A learning experience for youth and adults alike

Provides cleaner air and soil conditions

Improves property values

Brings positive energy and attention to the neighborhood

Healthy staple in residents’ diet that may not have been there otherwise.

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