Dream of an Edible Neighborhood. A place where fruit grows along the sidewalks to share the harvest. An Edible Neighborhood is a community where the neighbors plant perennial fruit in their front yards and sidewalks to share the harvest with others in their community.
This orchard will directly serve all neighbors living in the Edgewood/Kirkwood community by providing fresh, chemical-free, and affordable fruit to Unearthing Farm & Market— a new food initiative soon to be located on Memorial Drive providing equitable access to locally-grown and healthy food.
Our goal is to plant 100 trees on 25 sites by the end of February 2021. And we need your help!
We are a social venture working in Atlanta, Georgia to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to grow food where they live, work, and play. We provide consultations, designs, edible landscaping, garden installations, irrigation, rainwater catchment, drainage solutions, invasive species removal, and garden maintenance.
Community Foodscapes (CoFo) was initially formed as a garden consultation and landscaping firm. The company has now expanded by managing a community garden on Campbellton Rd SW, building a fruit tree, berry shrub, & perennial vegetable nursery in Oakland City, and managing the Chosewood Park Edible Neighborhood program while also stewarding their medicinal garden.
Mike McCord is a Permaculture Designer, Certified Arborist, Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Agriculture from UGA. Mike has worked with Trees Atlanta for 5 years and currently manages the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill, the largest publicly owned food forest in the nation.