Five prototype versions of the Nurse Tree Arch exist thanks to the many contributions made to the Nurse Tree Arch Project. You can support this citizen research and development through your donation of mind, muscle and/or money.

Money helps the project procure the materials that go into developing and testing a prototype. More than $5000 in contributions made it possible to build the prototypes currently in testing.

Click on the DONATE button on this page to make your contribution.

Mind contributes to the design process, by providing new ideas and feedback on existing prototypes, publications, marketing, and promotional opportunities.

Muscle contributes skill and knowledge to the assembly and testing of each prototype. In the last two years, about 30 Friends of the Nurse Tree Arch contributed Mind and Muscle helping with arch-raisings, staffing the arch at festivals, digging, mixing, sanding and advising. Many more are providing the support and context for dealing with the impacts of a warming planet on the culture of gardening. The Nurse Tree Arch is truly a product of community.

To contribute Mind and/or Muscle, contact Michael Ray at

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