Monday Musings: Turning An Old Pecan Farm Into An Edible Forest!

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This morning as I perused the news, I found an inspiring story to share.  Instead of a proposed languishing development of townhouses inside Atlanta's city limits, a 7 acre edible forest is being created.  It turns out that a third of Atlanta's population lives below the poverty line. That means that hunger is prevalent in the city.

 

Atlanta's Conservation Fund has purchased an abandoned pecan farm and is converting into an edible forest.  The following is a quote from the article in Fast Company:

 

It’s a public park that’s open now and will expand in the coming years. It houses not just planter boxes for the community to grow produce like tomatoes and squash on their own, but a network of trails through a landscape designed to be eaten, including more than 100 fruit and nut trees that grow figs. 

Instead, the goal is to grow fresh produce in an accessible way, and in a space that can be enjoyed by the community. Atlanta isn’t the only city with food accessibility issues, but there it’s a particularly pressing crisis. Largely due to inadequate public transportation, more than half a million people living in Atlanta and surrounding areas are classified as living in a food desert.

 

 

I was also happy to see that other cities are interested in replicating this project.  What a creative way to battle hunger! 

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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What a beautiful picture you posted today, Alexandra. This concept is an interesting one and it will be fascinating to see how it works out in Atlanta.

Jun 10, 2019 09:05 AM #5
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Lottie Kendall
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I love outside the box thinking - it results in some of the best solutions to problems.

Jun 10, 2019 09:05 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nina Hollander As I look around our area, we are overbuilt with malls, because vacancies abound.  The Internet has had its indelible effect.  As I seet it, this would be an incredible opportunity to build affordable housing with an edible forest nearby. 

There is a lot of enthusiasm in Atlanta and volunteers are planting tomatoes, etc.  Given the wealth of our country, hunger as a problem can be eradicated.  A

Jun 10, 2019 09:43 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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I love the idea of an edible forest. Many communities could follow this lead.

Jun 10, 2019 09:47 AM #8
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Alexandra. I really love this idea and think it is wonderful on many levels.

Jun 10, 2019 09:57 AM #9
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Brian England
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That is an awesome idea!  I would much rather do my grocery shopping that way!

Jun 10, 2019 10:50 AM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
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What a fabulous idea. Not only will it feed folks it will give them a sense of serenity to be in such a lovely setting.

Jun 10, 2019 03:05 PM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 these kinds of solutions make my heart sing with joy.  We are seeing a lot of vacancies in malls, and this kind of drive would be great and add to that some affordable housing.  Go Raptors!  A

Jun 10, 2019 03:53 PM #12
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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What a fabulous idea and I hope it spreads across the country like wildfire. We have the ability to address so many issues facing our country. Creative and solution-oriented thinking, compassion, and cooperation can lead the way. 

Jun 10, 2019 04:46 PM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I love this story!  I was born during WWII.  I remember a church across the street had a large adjoining lot, which became a Victory Garden.  The neighborhood grew vegetables there.

Jun 10, 2019 05:41 PM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Ron and Alexandra, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jun 10, 2019 05:43 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Alexandra first I thought what a catchy Title and then when I read your post I thought what an awesome idea, Endre

Jun 10, 2019 11:52 PM #16
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James Dray
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Morning Alexandra.

What a great idea.  Wish we had something like that around my area.  Thanks

Jun 11, 2019 01:41 AM #17
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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This is such a good story. I would love to see more of this around the U.S. I am sick of only hearing ONE story on the new (I think you know what that ONE story is...lol).

Jun 11, 2019 07:36 AM #18
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Joe Pryor
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This is why I am proud to identify myself as a progressive. Taking care of the least fortunate is a mission we should all undertake.

Jun 11, 2019 03:34 PM #19
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty we would love to see these in every state, it would lessen hunger, and then what would they do with all that dough they raised that goes into administrative costs and salaries?  A

Jun 11, 2019 04:11 PM #20
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Endre Barath, Jr. there is an abundance of commercial space.  We have an almost empty shopping center in Santa Barbara with very few tenants.  It would be ideal for something like this...A

Jun 11, 2019 04:12 PM #21
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Myrl Jeffcoat thank you for the feature, it was so wonderful to find an uplifting story and we hope this will spread across all the states.  A

Jun 11, 2019 04:13 PM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD love seeing an organization with a vision and how wonderful when it is realized...healthy food for all those who have no idea what that meants.  A

Jun 11, 2019 04:14 PM #23
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Well I hope this turns into a good thing and the start of a new movement.

Jun 12, 2019 03:51 AM #24
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