Students at Bowie State University are working to create a greener, cleaner, and healthier planet by participating in the vitafusion Fruit Tree Project.
The successful project provided students with the opportunity to over 25 apple and pear trees, which will provide fresh fruit options for the BSU Food Pantry (also known as the Nutrition Lounge) and campus dining services.
This orchard will also provide student organizations with volunteer & community service opportunities for tree maintenance, institutional advancement opportunities for students (i.e. ‘Adopt a Tree’), help contribute harvested fruit to needy residents in the area and educate students on the care, maintenance and benefits of fresh fruits trees.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, an award-winning international charity, and vitafusion Gummy Vitamins, America’s #1 gummy vitamin brand have partnered since 2017 with a goal to plant 200,000 fruit trees by 2020 in areas around the world that need it most and are weeks away from reaching their goal.
These fruit trees will generate 28 million pieces of fruit, 33 million pounds of oxygen, and eliminate 40 million pounds of CO2 from the air each year.