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Fruit tree project coming to Wausau

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WAUSAU — The cofounders of an organization that aims to help people who are incarcerated and/or released from jail or prison have begun a fruit tree project in downtown Wausau as part of a restorative justice program.

If you would like to help establish the fruit tree garden, gather at the current location of the Community Gardens on North Third Street between Langsdorf and Fulton streets at 9 a.m. June. 1. Work will continue until 1 p.m.

The project was conceived by Chris Wilke, a cofounder of The Open Door in Marathon County and professional landscaper who has worked on similar projects in the inner city of Chicago.

Startup funds for the orchard will be provided in part by a Thrivent Action Event Grant. Greater Wausau Christian Services is helping to facilitate the work and encouraging involvement with current inmates of the Marathon County Jail.

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