Daily Archives: July 9, 2009

Ben Nobleman Park orchard opens

Cherry, pear and plum trees planted at public park in Toronto


Laura Reinsborough and Susan Poizner.

By Kris Scheuer
Ben Nobleman Park is now home to the city’s first urban orchard.
The park directly opposite Eglinton West subway station now has fruit trees.
Three of each of the fruit-baring trees were planted in the public green space in early June, said Susan Poizner, who came up with the idea after seeing something similar in B.C.
“It’s so beautiful,” said Poizner, founder of Growing for Green. “The trees look fantastic.”
“It’s about having a dream and seeing it through,” said Poizner, who lives near Ben Nobleman Park.
She has partnered up Laura Reinsborough, founder of Not Far From the Tree, to harvest the trees when they bare fruit.

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