Multisolving Policy Library
Resilience Case Study: Baltimore Orchard Project
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin founded the Baltimore Orchard Project in Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 to harness the power of fruit trees to improve the lives of city residents.
To address the fact that 1/4 of Baltimore residents live in a healthy food priority area, the project has planted over a thousand trees in nearly 100 orchards across the city and harvested nearly 25 thousand pounds of produce.
Much of the bounty is donated to food pantries and the Real Food Farm’s Mobile Market, allowing food insecure residents to enjoy fresh fruits and nuts.
BALTIMORE ORCHARD LOCATIONS
Leadership & Replication
The Baltimore Orchard Project works with schools and community groups to design orchards that fit the groups’ needs as well as the space available.
Over fifty similar programs exist in both rural and urban communities. Notable cities include: Atlanta, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.