Blog Post By Italia Peretti

Membership Calendar

Good news! Casey Trees’ limited-edition 2016 wall calendar featuring illustrations by D.C.-based illustrator Elizabeth Graeber is hitting the printing presses now and will be in the mail shortly to Members at the Steward level and greater.

This year’s calendar titled Foraging From Bark to Blossom highlights one of the most basic but commonly overlooked benefits of trees — sustenance, and the growing popularity of urban foraging which is drawing people outdoors to explore their own neighborhoods for edibles.

But rather than focusing on the obvious suspects such as apple, pear or fig trees, we’ve decided to profile trees that that don’t get mainstream attention for their edibles. These trees could offer variety to your food supply — even if just as a snack, and they all are known to thrive in the D.C. area.

Each month highlights a specific tree and includes a brief factoid about how an element of it can be enjoyed or prepared as a food, drink or both. We’ve also included a couple surprises and helpful tidbits in the calendar including a tear out poster featuring all 13 trees that is certain to dress up any wall.

Want the Foraging From Bark to Blossom calendar but not yet a Member at the Steward level or greater, or you need to renew your Membership? Join or renew today and we will make sure you receive the calendar in early December.

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