Tree of Life OrchardSupport
Honor a special event, person or ancestor
Rabbi Sholom Brodt Tree of LIfe Orchard is an orchard where you can plant a fruit tree in honor of a special event (like a birth, anniversary, graduation, or birthday), a special person, or an ancestor.
This orchard was created with the planting of the first fruit trees, in honor of Rabbi Sholom Brodt, of blessed memory, who helped bring Living Tree Alliance to Central Vermont and connected us with Rabbi Tobie Weisman and Maggid and Elmore Roots nursery owner David Fried.
Elmore Roots is offering a 20% discount for trees and shrubs to be planted in the Tree of Life Orchard. To purchase a tree contact David at Elmore Roots. Then Schedule a Planting with us. Make sure to let us know who the tree is in honor of. Alternatively, make a donation below and we will get the fruit tree and plant it in honor of your loved one or celebration. Its takes many resources to maintain the Tree of Life Orchard, gardens, and grounds, we welcome your contributions to support regenerating land and maintaining it as an inspirational place for people and birds and beneficial insects to visit.
Consider also honoring a loved one with the giving spirit by donating blueberries, apple cider, pear cider, dried fruit or nuts grown at Elmore Roots to a Living Tree event and to help the Living Tree community thrive and dance and sing with local organic food..
Donate TO Support The Regeneration of Land
Help us maintain the trees recently planted and create a place that inspires all visitors and supports wildlife
Donate a Tree
For Shmita (Year of Release) We are not planting trees this year however we welcome your contributions to help us maintain the orchard, fields, and gardens.
If you want to have a tree planted for fall of 2022 or spring 2023 in honor of someone we are happy to hold a spot for you and your tree
Order the tree of your choice directly from Elmore Roots for planting at LTA.
About Rabbi Sholom Brodt whom our Tree of Life Orchard is dedicated to:
Rav Sholom Brodt started the Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo, a place of Torah learning in Jerusalem. He was a master of Judaic studies, teacher, and storyteller. Rav Sholom would often come to Vermont to teach at the Yearning for Learning Center. His kindness and joy for Jewish life, shined a bright light on the world and we were lucky to learn with him and enjoy his holy presence. We are blessed to dedicate this Tree of Life Orchard to him, where other inspiring people and moments can be honored
Trees may be planted by you on the farm at an agreed upon time, or we can plant a tree for you in honor of your loved one or special occasion, or plants can be ordered with Elmore roots and then delivered and shipped to the grove, donor does not need to be present (growers at Living Tree Alliance can plant in honor of your loved one).
We are creating a labeling system on the trees and will post a map to your tree soon here..
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