A Community Rallies Arounds Growing Fruit
open to the public
As part of an effort to promote health and wellness in the community, the City of Clarksville has begun growing fruit on public property. The fruit trees contribute to the community by providing beautification and a local food supply for citizens during harvest. Mayor Simpson will share information about how Clarksville has incorporated fruit trees into their public greenspaces and discuss challenges and successes of the program.
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Planting fruit trees in city parks
2. Planting fruit-bearing shrubs and herbs within landscape structures and allowing citizens to harvest
3. Planting fruit trees in city-owned parking areas – beautification projects
Mark Simpson, Mayor, City of Clarksville, AR
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