Tag: baltimore orchard project

Greenlaurel: Moveable Orchards, a brilliant solution to help Baltimore’s food deserts

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Photo by Bengt Nyman, via Wikimedia Commons

While many of Baltimore’s urban spaces don’t have the proper soil conditions to support a newly planted orchard, the folks at the nonprofit Civic Works have come up with a solution: Make the orchards portable, and bring them to the communities that need them.

Mulberry Madness Festival Returns to Harvest Baltimore’s Pervasive Superfruit

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Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Orchard Project

When Anthony Nathe plucks mulberries to snack on in Baltimore, he often meets with confusion and surprise.

Working for a Fruitier Baltimore

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Los Angeles residents follow Fallen Fruit’s maps to find fruit trees on public property. Over on the other coast, the Boston Tree Party is celebrating the spirit of “civic fruit” by planting heirloom apple trees in public spaces. And now we’ve got our very own orchard activists launching all sorts of fruit-centric projects around town this spring:  the Baltimore Orchard Project.

Founded by a group of movers and shakers from the local sustainability and food scenes, BOP has two main projects:  to glean fruit from public places and distribute it to those in need; and to partner with individuals and organizations to plant trees, orchards, berry bushes, and grapevines to make sure Baltimore only gets fruitier.

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