Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Guerrilla Grafters’ Manual for Making Ornamental Trees Edible

Why don't cities plant more fruit-producing trees?  They don’t want to have to clean up after trees that might drop a lot of fruit on sidewalks, nor do they want to do the extra work harvesting and distributing that fruit might require.

Tara Hui founded the Guerrilla Grafters collective in San Francisco to turn food deserts into food forests by splicing edible varietals onto ornamentals in areas where volunteers have pledged to monitor and maintain the trees to avoid problems like pests.

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