Community Orchard Project
The Community Orchard Project stems from a partnership between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service of Christian County, Community and Development Services and Hopkinsville and Christian County Landbank Authority. The idea for this project is to develop unused vacant lots into small pocket orchards to help beautify the land and grow healthy food for area residents. The partners who developed the orchard want it to be a readily available and free source of fresh fruits for the residents of this neighborhood.
Broad Street Community Orchard
This orchard was funded by the Micah Mission Center, The Madisonville District of the United Methodist Churc, and University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Apple cultivars (Liberty, Enterprise, Winecrisp, Sundance), Asian pear cultivars (Shinseiki, Olympic), and blackberries (Apache) are the fruits found here. Roeder Implement, Beaver Tree Service, and Lawn Tamers volunteer services to prepare the site. The Challenge House One residents oversee the care of the orchard and a local resident volunteers to keep the orchard mowed.
East 17th Street Community Orchard
This orchard was funded by the Town and Country Garden Club and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Apple cultivars (Sundance, Enterprise, Winecrisp, GoldRush) and Pawpaw trees are found here. The Landbank Authority oversees the mowing.