Community Orchards and Fruit Diversity and Proliferation Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $5,990.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: apples, berries (brambles), pears, plums, general tree fruits
  • Nuts: chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts


  • Crop Production: agroforestry, double cropping, forestry, no-till
  • Education and Training: mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research, technical assistance
  • Energy: bioenergy and biofuels, energy use
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, feasibility study, value added, agritourism
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, riparian buffers, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control
  • Production Systems: permaculture, transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: community planning, infrastructure analysis, leadership development, local and regional food systems, new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, public policy, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks, social psychological indicators, sustainability measures, community development
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