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Bearing Fruit

ENCINITAS — About 10 ceremonial shovels yielded by city officials and dignitaries broke into the fresh soil around a section of Glen Park on Saturday, signifying the start of the city’s one-year long pilot project for the first-ever park where pesticides wouldn’t be used, and the official naming and planting of the Teresa Arballo Barth Fruit Grove.

About seven trees, ranging from a strawberry jam fig tree to olive trees to loquat and pomegranate trees, were planted along with several succulents.

Barth said that the fruit grove represented “what you can accomplish with cooperation and collaboration.”

Encinitas Deputy Mayor Catherine Blakespear makes opening remarks during the naming and planting of the Teresa Arballo Barth Fruit Grove ceremony on Saturday. Photo by Tony CagalaSucculents will line a portion of the Teresa Arballo Barth Fruit Grove in addition to several fruit-bearing trees. Photo by Tony CagalaFrom left: Dexter Bullock, 6, Greg Bullock, Maunee Bullock and Eleanor Bullock, 4, help find a spot for a fruit tree. Photo by Tony CagalaKelly Barnes, left, and Simon Bye plant a strawberry jam fig tree. Photo by Tony CagalaTen ceremonial shovels yielded by city officials and dignitaries break into the fresh soil around a section of Glen Park. Photo by Tony Cagala

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