Atlanta is diggin’ in for a fruit tree revolution

Via Scoop.itPermaculture Design Review

The largest, most diverse fruit tree orchard in Atlanta Public School history is taking root at Brown Middle School on Saturday. Patchwork City Farm is hosting this event in support of creating a more naturally-grown local food system. In addition to providing a CSA program for the local community, PCF supports the Atlanta Farm to School movement by providing access to fresh, healthy foods for Atlanta’s school children – and a working farm to teach with. The constantly growing progress of the Atlanta Public School’s Farm to School initiative is something for the community to be proud of. The Georgia Farm to School Program was established in 2007 by Georgia Organics,and now there are schoolyard gardens and orchards sprouting up across the metro area – thanks to the help of folks like Georgia Organics, Patchwork City Farms, Crop Mob Atlanta and other dedicated volunteer groups within the city.