Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Community Building Tip: Orchards

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City.

34. Start an urban orchard. This is more of a long-term solution to supporting parks and local agriculture. But isn’t the idyllic vision of sitting under an apple tree a few blocks from your apartment worth the wait? The Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) will literally take root in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood, in a lot adjacent to one of the area’s main intersections. The planters/planners also have plenty of additional fruit trees growing in a nursery, ready to be spread, Johnny Appleseed-style, to different sites across Chicago.

This is a great idea. Plant trees! Grow food!

In Terramagne, community gardens and orchards are much more popular. Some are public, but a lot of them belong to specific neighborhoods or subdivisions, which reduces crowding on the commons. I know I've shown community gardens, and I think I've mentioned an orchard or a vinyard too.
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