Hilltop Urban Farm announces the planting of the largest orchard in the City of Pittsburgh on May 4th, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at 700 Cresswell Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. The one-acre orchard will feature 200 fruit and nut trees, including Apricot, Elderberry, Apple, Hazelnut, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Asian Pear, Nectarine, and Fig. The planting is a partnership with The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Plant Five for Life. Within the orchard, Hilltop Urban Farm is planting 52 cider trees in partnership with Threadbare Cider House, a local cider house and meadery in Pittsburgh’s Spring Garden neighborhood.
The tree planting event will feature four volunteer plantings shifts: 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to register for a tree planting shift at: https://bit.ly/2U5wMod.
youth farm orchard
In May 2018, Hilltop Urban Farm planted 47 fruit trees to establish the Youth Farm orchard with the support of The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. In September 2018, Hilltop Urban Farm planted 20 restoration chestnut trees with the support of the American Chestnut Planting Foundation and Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences.