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The LEAF Network is a community-based organization with the mission to link people with the benefits of edible trees and support edible trees with people’s stewardship.

LEAF article in Edible Baja Arizona magazine​

September 01, 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The LEAF Network was featured in the 2016 September/October Issue of Edible Baja Arizona in their article Abundant Desert Forest and Edible Arizona Trees. The article was written by Lisa O'Neill with photographs by Steven Meckler. You can see the full article here. Additional thanks to Edible Baja Arizona for donating ad space for the LEAF Edible Tree Celebration.​

The article introduces readers to the wide range of activities that are a part of creating edible landscapes and food forests. Article Excerpt: 

“What will it take for people to think of trees as being a vital part of the landscape?”

Part of that shift means awareness and education and LEAF is at the forefront of this work, working to connect trees with people who can serve as stewards and educate people about the benefits of edible trees. And there are many.

Trees provide shade and cool the air around them through the process of transpiration. Many trees convert nitrogen from the air into fertilizer for the soil. They help reduce the urban heat island effect and add beauty to urban landscape. And, of course, edible trees provide local food that people can use to sustain themselves and their families.

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LEAF is under the fiduciary stewardship of the Arizona Community Tree Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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