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Athenian students plant orchard to benefit food bank

Original post made on Feb 14, 2013

Volunteers from The Athenian School created a campus fruit orchard that will benefit the Contra Costa Food Bank. Apples, pears, persimmons and olives from 125 trees will be collected throughout the year by students and Urban Farmers volunteers.

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Comments (5)

Posted by JJ, a resident of Danville
on Feb 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

Way to go Athenian!!! The Urban Framer is a wonderful organization and we're so happy that the school is not only educating its students but helping the community as well!

Posted by Jana, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Olives? Shouldn't it be something you can pick distribute and eat ?

Posted by spcwt, a resident of Danville
on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Didn't Athenian ruin a beautiful scenic hillside by putting giant solar panels on it? Hideous!

Why don't you guys plant some trees in front of that so we don't have to look at it?

Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Feb 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

Ah, yes -- and by contrast, the sights and sounds, and especially the natural bouquet of an oil refinery appeals to ALL the senses! Please, dear Athenians, won't you consider putting-up a little refinery, or at least one of those grasshopper pumps, next time?

Posted by spcwt, a resident of Danville
on Feb 19, 2013 at 10:24 am


There's no reason to build anything that ruins the scenic beauty of a state park.

It's Athenian's property, so they have the right to do it if they choose. But why not be a good neighbor and hide it behind some trees?

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