Projects of the Edible Landscapes Coalition
Community Fruit Rescue – These neighborhood fruit harvests are organized collaboratively by 350BoCo, Boulder Food Rescue, FallingFruit.org, and Boulder Bear Coalition, with support from the City of Boulder. This program launched in fall of 2014 and meets many community goals at once. We’re building a stronger sense of community, promoting eating locally-grown food, reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with food miles traveled, protecting wildlife by reducing the temptations for bears to come into town, and delivering food that would otherwise be wasted to people who need it. Sign up to join the community harvests and learn more here. Read more here in the Daily Camera and here in the Boulder Weekly. (Photo Credit Paul Aiken, Daily Camera)
Food Forests and Edible Landscaping in Parks and Public Spaces – We are working with city planners to integrate edible landscaping in the redesign of park areas and open space in Boulder. The vision includes planting fruit and nut trees and bushes, medicinal plants, and veggie gardens in parks especially when neighborhood groups or nonprofits are interested in maintaining them, and providing educational signage and interactive learning opportunities.
Edible Schoolyards and SEEC Garden at CU –We support school and university communities interested in installing and maintaining edible landscaping. Current examples include a community garden at the SEEC building at CU and Columbine Elementary's garden program, which includes raised bed gardens, a 33′ geodesic dome greenhouse, and edible landscaping with programming for students.
Want to learn more or get involved? Email Micah(at)350colorado.org if you would like to join the Edible Landscapes Coalition!