Our Team

CEO of Garden Pool

Dennis McClung is the Founder & President of the international public charity, Garden Pool. Dennis created the FT4C program to change our community for the better by providing free fruit trees to local organizations such as schools, community gardens, homeless shelters, and other great organizations.

Dennis currently has over 100 berry, nut, and fruit trees planted at his home. Dennis grew up with tropical fruit trees in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area and even lived on a deciduous fruit tree mini-orchard in rural Ohio. Dennis has successfully planted hundreds of fruit trees and has even developed his own “weeping” technique of pruning fruit trees.

Since the FT4C program began in 2012, Dennis has volunteered to help distribute thousands of berry, nut, and fruit trees to the local community. Dennis even designed and project managed the creation of the Food Forest at the Fantasy Farm, the first food forest in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

FT4C Researcher

Corey Strawhun began as an intern in April 2016 and has continued to be apart of Garden Pool as a team member.  Sadly, he has yet to use giant scissors for any grand openings.



FT4C Contributing Author