All photos: Matt Ghali for the Appeal.

The Fruit Tree Planning Foundation paid visits to Mission and Lincoln High Schools this morning to plant some fruit trees on their campuses.
It’s all part of a program called “Fruit Tree 101,” intended to “address important issues like sustainability, caring for the environment and proper nutrition” by donating “orchards of fruit trees to schools nationwide.”

Appeal photographer Matt Ghali went out to the event at Lincoln, and observed that “The kids looked like they were having fun; but then again, when I was in high school any excuse to get out of class was pretty fun.”

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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