San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is seeking your vote as it competes with other civic institutions around the country to receive a free orchard from an Oakland-based ice cream company.
The prize in the competition — run by Dreyer’s and the nonprofit Fruit Tree Planting Foundation — is an orchard, an irrigation system and a groundbreaking party replete with Dreyer’s fruit bars.
Laguna Honda officials said their 62-acre campus in the West of Twin Peaks neighborhood was the perfect place for an orchard because fruit trees would offer patients and the hospital’s 765 disabled and elderly residents a therapeutic gardening program and organic fruit.
Seventeen communities will get orchards, and Laguna Honda is the only Bay Area entrant. Voting takes place at CommunitiesTakeRoot.com until Aug. 31.