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For our hour on June 10th, EcoRadio KC will play the May Climate Hour,  A Little Community Orchard Provides an Amazing Number of Benefits. First, there’s basic carbon sequestration. Trees take carbon out of the air and reduce global warming. Then there’s food sovereignty. Trees give you control of your own food sources. In today’s corporate farming system, genetically modified foods are picked green, irradiated to prevent spoilage, then shipped half way around the world to high priced grocery stores. Food sovereignty means growing tasty, nutritious food that you can just walk to the end of a block and pick from a tree. And then there’s the community building. Orchard work brings people together creating shared work that builds relationships and creates a sense of accomplishment.

Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the Amazing Impacts of the Little Community Orchard. Guests include:

Erica Kratofil, Co-Executive Director, Giving Grove

Florence Williams, Science Journalist and Author

Matt Bunch, Horticulturalist, Giving Grove


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Community orchards are planted for many reasons. They increase the public’s access to healthy, organic fruit – especially in areas where the population cannot afford healthy, fresh food. They teach young people where their food comes from. They allow ordinary people to develop organic fruit tree growing skills. And they can make an ordinary park or green space into a community center, where residents volunteer together to care for and harvest the trees. Community orchards are a place of celebration.

EcoRadio KC is glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to ensure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future! It will take us all to make the world safe for habitation for millennia to come.

This will be a great radio hour!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can about the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”    Margaret Mead

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