The winter of 2013-2014 was devastating for local figs. Most varieties suffered, their leaves and branches dying back to a small portion of their prior selves.

This is being reported on several websites and confirmed here in Baltimore by our hardy group of Fig Tree Buddies. These are BOP volunteers who adopt a fig tree to check on and monitor.

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On gleaning

We are sometimes asked what gleaning means, or how gleaning differs from harvesting.

Indeed, we often use the two words interchangeably - both referring to the act of gathering foods from managed fields (as opposed to foraging, which is gathering foods from the wild).

But there is a big difference between the two.

Gleaning is biblical concept which refers to...Read more

Wild Fruits

New neighborhoods need old trees

Iowa City Food Forest

What I told the USDA

2014 Farm Bill

Who We Are

Creating a patch of Eden in every neighborhood

The Baltimore Orchard Project is dedicated to bringing fresh fruit and productive fruit trees to neighborhoods throughout Baltimore and to creating a greener, healthier, resilient and enchanting community as we go.

We work to grow, glean and give away urban fruit, neighbor to neighbor, to those who want and those who need.

We work with schools, congregations, neighborhoods and individuals to turn vacant, wasted or under-used swatches of land into productive sources of food, neighborhood gathering places, and lively ecosystems that keep our communities and ourselves healthy.

We'd love to work with you. 

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The Baltimore Orchard Project at Carroll's Hundred

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