About a year ago Incredible Edible began an inventory process of all plots owned by the city of Redwood City. Team members visited each of the plots to determine whether their topography, access to water and other characteristics that would be suitable for fruit trees, berry bushes or vegetables beds. A vacant lot adjacent to Roosevelt School at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas and Vera offered a sunny slope. Partnering with Public Works, Parks & Rec landscaping, Redwood City School District and CityTrees team member Tom Cronin, we worked through issues of utility lines, visual safety sighting for students that cross the intersection, irrigation and augering of holes in preparation for planting.
On January 28, 2017 sunny skies greeted a team of volunteers who planted & staked eight fruit trees on the upslope and two ornamentals streetside.
Apple, pear, plum, apricot & nectarine are among the fruits that students and nearby residents will be able to harvest in the next season or two.