Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
ysabetwordsmith

  • Mood:

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.
Tags: recurring posts
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment