New neighborhoods need old trees

"Urbanist Jane Jacobs ... famously said “New ideas need old buildings”, pointing out so definitively how dependent a vibrant city economy is on connecting the new with the old. Businesses grow incrementally, with old work being converted into newer work, and older, more affordable workspaces make that kind of creative morphing possible.... There is something ethereal, not quantitatively measurable, about older...Read more

Iowa City Food Forest

The edible food forest movement is growing. Planted on public lands, tended by volunteers and neighbors, created with the blessings and assistance of city park systems, food forests are growing up in communities across the country. In Iowa City, "The goal of the Wetherby Park Edible Forest is to design, plant, and grow an edible urban forest garden...Read more

What I told the USDA

2014 Farm Bill

More quotables from Wendell Berry

Orchards as Commons

Bosky - that's a word for us

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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