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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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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APLD Workshop: Fruit Trees for the SoCal Landscape
This guided fruit tree tour in the Peace, Love and Happiness garden, will cover stone fruit, citrus, avocado, persimmon, pomegranate, mulberry, fig, apple and grapevines. Using the fruit trees as demos, Joanna will provide an overview on the growing habits (above and below ground), site and care requirements as well as pruning specifics for each species.
Fruit Tree Planting Workshop
Hosted at Fruitstitute Worksite in Montecito Heights
1.25.20 – 10am-2pm ($35)
Starting right is ½ the equation to successfully raising a productive fruit tree! Join us for this hands on workshop on how to incorporate fruit trees into your landscape and help us plant an orchard at Fruitstitute’s beautiful hilltop worksite in Montecito Heights. This workshop will cover how to choose the right tree for the right place, how to properly plant a tree and how to care for young fruit trees.
Fruit Tree Care Basics: Fruit Trees for the SoCal Landscape
Hosted at Fig Earth Supply ($15)
Joanna will be covering the basics of how to properly care for a backyard fruit tree. Participants will learn how to “read a tree”, to know when it’s nutrient deficient, properly watered and how to understand its growth habits in order to know when your trees need what.
This discussion will cover seasonal fruit tree care such as nutrition, pruning and integrated pest management.
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