High school looks to add orchard

Medford High School in Medford, Mass., is looking to add an orchard to its campus, Wicked Local reports.

The idea for the orchard was brought forth by students looking to help combat food insecurity. They are working with the school’s nutritionist to make the orchard a reality.

If planted, the orchard would be located inside the school’s courtyard and would grow fruits such as apples, paw paws, blueberries, peaches and plums. It would also include an outdoor classroom space.

The school committee signed off on the project last year; however, some administrators are concerned about potential security issues and whether the orchard would attract animals and insects. They are also worried about securing enough funds to maintain the space going forward.

While a local landscaping company and a school committee member have both offered to donate trees, the school is still looking for additional donations and funding.

Read the full story via medford.wickedlocal.com.

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