The Peacehaven orchard demonstrates the power of community. It was the faithful online voting of our community—an amazing 20,000+ votes—through which our fruit orchard was made possible. We won the orchard in a nationwide contest that Communities Take Root and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation sponsored “to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil and water.”
The 45 tree orchard was planted in November 2011 and includes a variety of apple, pear and fig trees. The varieties were selected for their suitability to our site and their ability to be maintained by our residents and volunteers. We look forward to when the fruit from our orchard will feed the future residents of Peacehaven and others in our community.