Fruitstitute is the only fruit tree service in Los Angeles.

By providing fruit tree care and education to backyard growers, we take the knowledge out of the orchard and into your backyard. Founded by local fruit tree expert Joanna Glovinsky, our mission is to create a culture change in the LA landscape and pioneer a new fruitscape.

Joanna recognized the need for fruit tree education, inspiring the launch of Fruitstitute.

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About Joanna

Joanna has a masters degree in Health and Social Change Communication from USC Annenberg. Her life in the garden began at The Ron Finley Project, helping create edible gardens on the streets of South LA.

She was formally trained in fruit tree care at Huntington Ranch, a magical food forest. After Joanna’s first class on pruning, she knew she was born to prune. Shortly thereafter, she joined the public art project, Fallen Fruit, where she worked as a fruit tree specialist and community engagement manager. Joanna is currently studying for her arborist certification.

We can take care of all your fruit tree needs!

Fruit Tree Care

Fruit Tree Care

Pruning, feeding & seasonal care

Your fruit trees need specialized care to stay healthy and productive. We offer seasonal care packages catered to your tree species and health conditions.



Workshops, Lectures & More

Want to learn about fruit trees? We teach hands-on workshops and offer lectures on pruning, planting, nutrition, history and more.

Orchard Planning

Orchard Planning

Tree Selection + Installation

Why buy fruit from the store when you can grow it at home? We help you properly select, site and install fruit trees that fit your landscape. Starting right is half the battle!

Fancy Fruit

Fancy Fruit

Fun Ways to Grow Fruit

Want a fruitful and beautiful landscape feature? We install & train espalier, fruiting hedges, high density plantings and more. The possibilities are endless.



Integrated Pest Management

Got bugs? Is your fruit tree sick? Our holistic approach not only treats common pests, molds & mildew, but makes trees more pest & disease resistant. 

Commemorative Trees

Commemorative Trees

Trees for Special Occasions

Want to honor your family, friends and loved ones? Mark life’s biggest moments with a commemorative fruit tree planting. Weddings, births, new homes, passings.

Start a juicy relationship with your fruit trees now!

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Upcoming Events

Los Angeles Fruit Swap

Hosted in Neighborhoods across LA

July 2020, free & open to the public

Stay tuned for LA’s first ever city-wide fruit swap. More details to come!

Fruit Tree Q&A: Happy Hour with Connor & Sam

Hosted by Fig Earth Supply

April 30th 2020, 4pm

Join our founder Joanna for a special Happy Hour chat with Connor & Sam of Fig Earth Supply! Jo will be sipping cocktails & answering all of your fruit tree questions. Tune in to YouTube or Facebook for livestream.

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