Actress Diane Guerrero joins the Fruit Tree Planting Project
On May 16th, Actress and author Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in “Orange Is the New Black”, “Jane the Virgin”, and DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol” discussed why advocating for good, fruitful nutrition is one of her top priorities.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is an international nonprofit dedicated to planting fruit trees to benefit the environment and its inhabitants. Planting 200,000 fruit trees will generate more than 28 million pieces of fresh fruit and more than 33 million pounds of oxygen, every year, as well as reduce CO2 and air pollution in communities that need it most.
A colorful Portraits of Hope fruit mural was on display at Los Sures by world-renowned artist Ed Massey serves as a nutritious and healthful reminder of what is to come as the orchard becomes established.
“This cause is particularly close to my heart as I understand what it’s like to grow up in a community with little access to good nutrition and fresh fruit/vegetables. Not only will the community be able to enjoy vital nutrition at arm’s reach, fruit trees help sustain natural water resources, air pollutants are filtered so people can breathe easier, the soil quality improves, and communities can participate in everything from nutrition to farming together,” says Guerrero. “This special planting produces nutrient-rich fruit, and further assists the community as they come together to enrich, develop and preserve a sustainable neighborhood now and for generations to come.”