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Gregory S
Brewster Ave.
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Donate now for Orchard April 24 Installation

the project

The Evanston Orchard on Brewster is a community building strategy developed from the 2019-2029 Evanston Plan



The plan is to use part of the grassy area on the south side of Brewster Avenue, east of Montgomery, for a community orchard. The space is 2.5 acres, so the project will be implemented in stages to ensure it will be sustainable. 


·        A way to connect neighbors

·        Beautiful green space for people to enjoy

·        Educational opportunity for people who want to learn how to grow their own food.

·        In three years, fresh food will be growing on trees, possibly hundreds of pounds. 


the steps


1. Plan the Mini-Orchard

2. Research and order fruit trees and blue berry bushes, and pollinator plants

3. Purchase compost, amendments, fertilizers, rent equipment and tools for the project

4. Prepare the site (digging, soil amendments, fertilizers and signage 

5. Plant! (This will happen in stages over multiple days)

6. Purchase and add companion plants around trees and bushes

why we're doing it

We know from Census data that 30% of Evanston residents have incomes below the poverty line. The orchard can serve as a permanent source of fresh, nutritious food.


Plants: $7682

Tools: $400

Signage: $1500

Project Management/Labor and Equipment: $2418

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
TOTAL TO RAISE = $12,407
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  



Donate now for Orchard April 24 Installation

Donate now for Orchard on Brewster Ave (45207) April 24 Installation 

John Klingler is Chair, Orchard Committee, 513.806.6874,

•    SEEKING A VOLUNTEER TO SERVE AS – Vice Chair, Volunteer recruitment and data tracking of volunteer involvement (Maintain volunteer roster, coordinate signup invites to confirm and remind volunteers of project days, record volunteer hours and provide documentation needed for service learning students)

•    Vice Chair, Fundraising/In-kind Outreach Carrie Stacy, 502.438.6927,
- our goal is $12,000 for the April 24, 2021 installation with approx 30 trees and lots of pollination plants.  Need subcommittee members to help fundraise.

•    Vice Chair, Marketing, Gregory Stewart, 513.520.5203,
- media relations, signage, social media, etc.  Need subcommittee members for Youtube, photographer, Instagram and other social media 

•    Use the ioby link on this page to submit your name and contact information to be 1 of 50 volunteers needed on installation day for trees and plants – Sat. April 24

Spread the word - Great Things Are Happening in Evanston 

Thank you for Giving Trees grant supporting Evanston Orchard

2/21/21, Thank you for Giving Trees grant of $400, in partnership with Cincinnati Permaculture Institute


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Maria Klingler
  • Charles and Susie K.
  • Joseph K.
  • The Dush-Klingler Family
  • Tom Klingler
  • David K.
  • Bob and Jill Klingler
  • Katie A.
  • Dani I.
  • Rebecca J Klingler
  • Candiss C.
  • Claire K.
  • Kris Schwab
  • Amanda V.
  • Liz Wilmers
  • Anonymous
  • Cathy Wagner
  • Tess W.
  • Rachel P.
  • Anonymous
  • John Klingler
  • Gary Dangel
  • Megan Souders
  • Sean Tulley
  • Anonymous
  • Brad K.
  • Oliver K.
  • Leslie R.
  • Gregory Stewart