2023 Fall Orchard Installations

  • September 30, 2023
  • November 18, 2023
  • 6 sessions
  • September 30, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 05, 2023, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • October 12, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 14, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • November 08, 2023, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • November 18, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EST)
  • multiple locations - see description

Join the Common Orchard Project in creating a new public orchard!

Orchards can be less work to produce food over time compared to vegetable gardens, but installation is quite labor intensive. To get these new public orchards off to a good start, we are organizing these volunteer days to make the work lighter for all! Come learn how to plant trees, fruit tree care, and meet neighbors who care as much as you do.

Typically we will be planting 10-15 trees and laying down black plastic to remove the grass. If you are looking for a snapshot into what this might look like, check out this video we created with a funding partner last year.

All tools and gloves provided, just bring a water bottle and wear appropriate outdoor clothing to dig holes and plant trees. We will have locally grown fruit and other snacks.

Additional Information:

If you are able to join and sign up, please do follow through! It changes our plans and makes these days difficult if people change their minds at the last minute. We will give a reminder and notice of any extreme weather related changes of plans 2 days before the event.


Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
2627 Park Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Register here

Thursday, October 5 @ 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Rising Stars at Carthage
125 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45216
Register here

Thursday, October 12 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Horses on the Hill (in Price Hill)
1655 Ross Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205
Register here

Saturday, October 14 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Midway School
3156 Glenmore Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Register here

Wednesday, November 8 @ 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Hays-Porter Elementary School
1030 Cutter St, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Register here

Saturday, November 18 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Chase Elementary School
4151 Turrill St, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Register here

More Orchard Installations -- details TBA soon!

  • North Avondale Montessori
  • Mount Washington School
  • Kennedy Heights
  • Bellevue
  • Ludlow
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