Chicago Rarities Orchard Project
Chicago Rarities Orchard Project is an organisation founded to
establish "community rare-fruit orchards" in Chicago. These
orchards, designed for reclaimed urban spaces, are dedicated to
preserving a few of the thousands of varieties of tree fruit that
aren't commonly grown by commercial producers.
Fruit produced from the orchards will, in part, be used to fund
the project and also be distributed throughout the community.
Additionally, using empty lots for orchards provides democratic
improvements to Chicago, such as creating beautiful open spaces for
neighbours and educational opportunities for children.
The design is intended to balance accessibility, careful
management, and beautiful garden design. An open landscaped plaza
along Logan Boulevard activates the intersection of Logan and
Milwaukee. Continuing along Milwaukee, a community managed orchard
will be open to the public during volunteer hours throughout the
week, through public special events, and programmed in coordination
with the Farmer's Market.
For more information on the project, visit http://www.chicagorarities.org.