Danu Macon plans to plant 1,000 fruit trees in Western North Carolina in 2018.
Asheville GreenWorks partnered up April 11 with volunteers to transform an empty green lot at Hillcrest Apartments into an orchard. GreenWorks received a grant to plant its sixth community orchard at Hillcrest, with 24 ball-and-burlap apple trees and 36 blueberries. The goal is to promote better access to food, greenspace, shade, community pride and jobs.
ECO will offer a backyard orchard class to anyone interested in growing an orchard from the ground up. Photo by Bill Rhodes.