Join us Saturday, March 26th from 9am-1pm to help plant Tricycle Gardens’ first urban orchard. We’re gathering at an empty lot located at 1626 North 27th Street to plant pears, cherries, pawpaws, plums and more.
Why are we doing this? Because fruit and nut trees used to be a greater part of the urban landscape. There are still surviving trees and bushes in Richmond. Now, unfortunately, trees with prominent fruits (black walnuts, apples, pears) are now viewed by many people as a nuisance. We want to return people to an awareness of fruit and nut trees and their value and importance in our local food web and re-create an acceptance of them in urban areas. And as with so many of our projects, we want to do this in a very visible way.
Like our neighborhoods (and our neighbors) these trees take care of us as we take care of them.