A small urban orchard at Vilas Park in Madison, WI

Urban orchards: Free, fresh food!

Madison has about eleven small neighborhood urban orchards plus a few at public schools. Where could one go in your neighborhood? All unused pockets of public land are fair game (parkland, water utility land, etc). Here's the Edible Landscapes Permit Process.

Wouldn't it be cool if some day we could also do a large one like Milwaukee County, Atlanta, or Seattle... cities with multi-acre food forests? While the current small orchards have positive outcomes on several levels, a large one would be more visible and have greater impact.