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.
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.
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