15: Civic Fruit

Lisa Gross

Can planting pairs of apple trees throughout a city act as a catalyst to bring diverse groups together to work on issues of food access, environmental justice, urban greening, and civic space?

Lisa Gross thinks so. She’s chairman and founder of the Boston Tree Party, a collaborative campaign to plant 100 pairs of heirloom apple trees in civic spaces across Greater Boston. In this episode, Alana talks with Lisa about the Tree Party and the possibilities for social cross-polination.

4: Farm Living

Ariel BermanAlana talks with farmer and community organizer Ariel Berman about his farm education and the Access to Agriculture project.

Ariel cultivates a vegetable farm in Concord, Massachusetts with fellow-farmer Laura Sackton.  He also works to remove physical and architectural barriers that hinder people from picking or growing their own wholesome food.

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