The town of Edmonston has a population of 1,500 residents, approximately 48% of whom are Latino, and 35% of whom are African American. Prior to the construction of a new community green street, the town hosted a series of three bilingual (English/Spanish) charrettes to receive input on the project design. Following the charrettes, inspired community volunteers planted three edible forests using native fruit trees, also selected by community members, similar to those found in Central America and Mexico. Planting and care instructions, printed in both English and Spanish, were provided to participating homeowners as part of this successful campaign.
To read a full project narrative and view more photos, please visit the project folder on our Google Drive.