Planted on a steep hillside (25% grade), the orchard is an experiment in hillside stabilization and remediation, as we use a variety of plant-based strategies to control erosion, capture water, and transform a brown-field into fertile ground.
How can I help?
There is ample opportunity for volunteers: design, soil improvement, fence-building…all are welcome! We are actively raising funds for the orchard. $500 adopts a tree, and earns a "Tree Dedication" for its lifetime, providing for its planting, irrigation, pruning, and fertilization.
Grow Ohio Valley is collaborating with the Department of Agriculture and the Wheeling Housing Authority to plant this one-of-a-kind apple orchard on Vineyard Hill. The orchard, located in one of the most visible places in Wheeling, will transform this abandoned hillside into a veritable billboard for fresh food and civic engagement. Trees starting going in the ground in 2017; expect the first apples in 2021!
1006 Grandview Street, Wheeling, WV 26003