Fruitstitute is the only fruit tree service in Los Angeles.
By providing fruit tree care and education, we graft the knowledge from professional arborists and orchardists to share with you – the backyard grower. Our mission is to pioneer a new and abundant fruitscape, creating cultural change across Los Angeles County.
Recognizing the need for fruit tree education, Joanna was inspired to launch the Fruitstitute.
Joanna’s love of gardening and growing began at The Ron Finley Project, where she planted and tended edible gardens on the streets of South LA. Formally trained in fruit tree care at Huntington Ranch, Joanna knew after her first class that she was born to prune.
She soon joined forces with the public art project, Fallen Fruit as a Fruit Tree Specialist and Community Engagement Manager. Joanna holds a Masters in Health and Social Change from USC Annenberg School of Communication and is currently studying for her arborist certification. She looks forward to taking care of all your fruit tree needs.
We take care of all your fruit tree needs
Fruit Tree Care
Pruning, Feeding & Seasonal Care
Fruit trees need TLC one to four days a year to stay healthy and abundant. Fruitstitute offers a wide range of seasonal care programs catered to your home orchard.
Workshops, Lectures & More
We teach hands-on workshops and offer lectures on all things fruit tree – both in person and online – including pruning, planting, nutrition and history.
Tree Selection + Installation
Why buy fruit when you can grow it at home? We work with you to properly select, site and install fruit trees that fit your landscape.
Let's Get Playful
Want a fruitful and beautiful landscape feature?
We install & train espalier, fruiting hedges, high density orchards and more. The possibilities are endless.
Integrated Pest Management
Do your trees have pests? Our holistic approach treats common pests, mold and mildew, while making trees more pest and disease resilient.
Trees for Special Occasions
Celebrate Love with Abundance.
Weddings, births, birthdays, rites of passage, the memory of those we have lost, all mark a permanent, fruitful transition. Honor and remember important life events with the sweetness of fruit.
It’s never too late to take care of your fruit trees. Start a juicy relationship now!
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LA Fruit Share (@lafruitshare)
Presented by Food Forward, Fruitstitute & Salad for President
June 26th 2020, from 10am-1pm
A call to harvest and share the abundant fruit that sits in our backyards, just waiting to be consumed. This is a grassroots effort to combat food insecurity and inspire community in a time of isolation. Follow this link for more info and to register!
Upcoming: Fall Workshops
Hosted at Fruitstitue Headquarters
Stay tuned for upcoming planting and pruning workshops! We hope to offer in person courses in the near future. But in the meantime, check out our YouTube channel for informative videos and educational content.
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