Neighborhood Perennials Project Fall 2020/Spring 2021

The Neighborhood Perennials Project (NPP) is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous major donor and many local donors who wish to see more fruit and nut trees growing throughout Berea. We thank them for providing a dedicated pool of funds for this project.


The NPP, a project of Sustainable Berea, provides fruit trees and berry bushes along with education and training on planting and care to Berea households. Since its inception in 2015, the NPP has distributed hundreds of trees, shrubs and pollinator-friendly perennial flowers at no- or low-cost with the goal of enhancing local food security and community health and nutrition.


For the next installment of the NPP, Sustainable Berea is partnering with Peaceful Heritage Nursery, Stanford KY, to provide Berea households with high-quality fruit trees and berry bushes for planting in spring 2021.


The NPP will provide approved households with up to $100 of fruit and nut trees, berry plants, and paw paw trees from Peaceful Heritage.


Here is how it will work:


  1. If you live in Berea, attend on Friday October 16, 6:30pm to 7:30pm a zoom event where Blake Cothran of Peaceful Heritage Nursery will discuss selecting and growing fruit and nut-bearing perennial plants in Berea. A list of plants eligible for this program will be provided. You can register for the event here.

  2. Go to to learn more about the plants and decide if any of them will work for your situation.

  3. There will be a second zoom event on Friday November 6, 6:30 to 7:30pm, where you can ask Blake specific questions about the plants you want to grow.

  4. Submit a list of the plants you want to by November 14.

  5. Sustainable Berea will bring all NPP orders back from Stanford no later than March 15 for pickup on the Berea Urban Farm. If you have ordered more than $100 worth of plants, you can reimburse Sustainable Berea for the difference at pickup.

You must attend the October 16 zoom event to be eligible for this program.

Only orders from Peaceful Heritage Nursery are eligible for reimbursement.


Thanks for helping to make Berea more food secure, healthy and beautiful. Questions? Call Richard at 859-893-4594.

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