Community Trees, Community Nutrition: Urban Forestry and Neighborhood Food Security
Leland Milstein, Alliance for Community Trees
Popular demand for planting fruit and nut trees has surged in cities across the country in the last few years, and local organizations are taking advantage of this new public interest in trees. Fruit trees can pose challenges for urban forest managers, but they also represent an enormous opportunity for creating healthier, greener communities. This panel will discuss the benefits and obstacles of urban fruit trees, and present successful models of growing community food forests.