|Vancouver’s Urban Fruit Orchard Expands|
|Friday, 06 July 2012 11:43|
VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is taking to the streets and parks to feed the masses, expanding its network of fruit and nut trees in city parks and on sidewalks where they can be picked for free.
The Vancouver Sun reports that the city aims to add at least seven new “urban orchards” by 2020 as part of the Greenest City Action Plan, with help from the Renfrew-Collingwood Food Security Institute and neighbourhood partners.
But planting more trees doesn’t come without risks, Alan Duncan, environmental planner for the park Board, told the Vancouver Sun, explaining that unmaintained trees can cause tripping hazards, and rotting fruit could attract vermin and wasps.
The locations of the 600-plus fruit and nut trees are available online at Foodtree.com, a site for web- and mobile app-based local food-sourcing systems.
For the complete Sun report on the Urban Orchard, visit vancouversun.com.