The most recent model of Infinite Orchard is being put in on the College of Redlands within the student-run SURF program. The SURF program is the campus farm that’s fully run by scholar curiosity and natural meals, vegetables and fruit are grown on the property. The fruit bushes we planted are in an space accessible to the general public.
With help from the Muriel Pollia Basis, Fallen Fruit is ready to set up a public orchard and edible pollinator backyard on the College of Redlands agricultural property. As a part of the College campus and likewise embedded in a working-class neighborhood, this public orchard and edible backyard is on the market year-round to reap natural herbs, edible flowers, California natives, and fruits. Everybody can harvest at any time! It’s within the public right-of-way and the College of Redlands is happy and 100% supportive of this collaborative challenge.
We accomplished the second section of the challenge by putting in 13 fruit bushes on website final Might 2023. We’ve got planted apricots, plums, blackberries, apples, pomegranates, persimmons, peaches, cherries and extra. Within the fall of 2023 we are going to add a California Native Perennial Edible Backyard that may give attention to indigenous tradition and California historical past.
The challenge additionally enhances the College’s coursework and is put in with the scholars. It’s a part of the college collection on California historical past and indigenous cultures.
We’re very proud and excited to be companions with the College of Redlands and the student-run farm on campus.