The Giving Grove

The Giving Grove


Food InsecurityBoard of DirectorsHuman ServicesNonprofit Member

About Us

The Giving Grove supports neighborhood volunteers in planting and caring for fruit trees, nut trees, and berry brambles that improve the urban environment, increase tree canopy and provide a sustainable source of free, organically-grown food for neighborhoods facing high rates of food insecurity.

The Giving Grove National Network is an action-aligned network of orcharding programs embedded across the country. There is POWER in organizing without creating new organizations and connecting existing programs with a shared narrative for change.


Kids sharing an apple in a schoolyard orchard
Cherry tree with ripe red fruits
KC Current team members volunteer at an orchard
Co-Executive Director Ashley Williamson using a pole picker to harvest fruit
Annual Planting Promise Luncheon
Marketing and Communications Manager Sarah Sikich grafting a branch onto an apple tree
Co-Executive Director Erica Kratofil celebrating new orchard in South Bend

Rep/Contact Info

Sarah Sikich
Communications Manager