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Help grow a public orchard and living artwork highlighting the impacts of climate change
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    Collection of historical recipes

    Receive a digital collection of historical recipes featuring fruits from The Open Orchard, compiled by the artist and sent straight to your inbox, plus updates on the project as it grows.

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    Heirloom peach seeds

    Grow your own peach tree with this packet of heirloom Lovell Peach seeds. This type of peach was used to create the rootstock that forms the basis for the trees in The Open Orchard. The seeds come packaged in a custom muslin bag with growing and care instructions written by the artist. Plant them to grow a tree that is ready for grafting, or simply enjoy the peaches it produces, which can be eaten fresh, or preserved by drying or canning.

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    Make your own tree – second workshop

    Back by popular demand! The first workshop sold out quickly, so we're hosting a second session. Learn how to graft fruit trees in this invitation-only workshop led by Sam Van Aken on Governors Island this summer. The tree you create can be taken home and planted, or donated to a community garden in the five boroughs to help the project grow.

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    • Collection of historical recipes
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    Donate a tree

    Help The Open Orchard spread to all five boroughs by donating a tree from the project nursery on Governors Island to a community garden in NYC, and you'll receive a photo of the tree and a history of the fruits it contains.

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    Adopt a tree

    Adopt a tree in The Open Orchard nursery on Governors Island, and your name (or any name you choose) will be written on a metal tree tag and safely attached to one of its branches. You will also receive a photo of the tree in bloom and the history of the fruits it contains.

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    "Grafted" tree tag print

    Pick up a limited-edition print of original collages by Sam Van Aken, created through a process of splicing together different tree tags. You have a choice of four designs, each 16 x 20 inches (ships unframed). Includes the "Adopt a tree" reward above.

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    • Collection of historical recipes
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    Original botanical drawing

    Collect an original etching by Sam Van Aken inspired by the fruit varieties in The Open Orchard. Each etching is accompanied by a letterpress print telling the history of the varieties represented. Also includes the "Adopt a tree" reward above. The first backer at this level gets first pick, the second backer second pick, etc. Pledge early to ensure you get your favorite!

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    Handcrafted NYC tree

    Claim this reward, and Sam Van Aken will make a tree just for you and plant it at your home or in a location of your choosing within 100 miles of NYC. Available in either apple or cherry varieties, these handcrafted trees contain multiple, heirloom and rare fruits that originated in the NYC region and tell the story of its agricultural history over the last 500 years. The artist will grow your tree in a nursery over the course of a year, and coordinate planting in fall 2020.

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    • Collection of historical recipes
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    Make your own tree

    Learn how to graft fruit trees in this invitation-only workshop led by Sam Van Aken on Governors Island this summer. The tree you create can be taken home and planted, or donated to a community garden in the five boroughs to help the project grow.

    Includes:
    • Make your own tree
    • Collection of historical recipes
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