OGCG’s Urban Orchard features:
- Hardy fruit and nut trees suitable for our climate and most likely to bear fruit with minimal care
- Native fruit and berry choices like paw paw, hazelnut and serviceberry will be included, bringing these important species back into the public mind
- Varieties will also be selected based on a harvesting schedule which will ensure that fruit will be ready to pick in a continual succession throughout the season
- The Orchard has been planned so as to require minimal upkeep through ‘“4-in-1” planting and the dwarfing of trees.
As Torontonians become more aware of the impacts of our global food industry, sourcing food locally has become a special priority in the public mind. Learning how to grow our own food becomes the next hurdle for urbanites.
[this page will be updated soon to describe harvests by Not Far from the Tree]
Thank you to our sponsors and partners for their generous contributions that are helping make the Urban Orchard a reality.