Suwanee community orchard will be planting this weekend

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Suwanee community orchard will be planting this weekend

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Suwanee city officials and Harvest Farm have collaborated to develop the first public orchard and playground in the Southeast. Courtesy City of Suwanee

For the past four years, Suwanee city officials and Harvest Farm have collaborated to develop the first public orchard and playground in the Southeast. Featuring a fully functional orchard that will be open to the community and public, the Orchard at White Street Park, 752 White St., is designed to provide families with a fun and engaging space that changes through the seasons, encourages creative and self-guided outdoor play, and grows fresh fruit.

In addition to trees yielding fruit, the Orchard at White Street Park also includes lawn areas for relaxation and play, a pavilion, winding pathways and natural construction children’s play features throughout the one-acre site.

While the space itself is already open to the public, the orchard will continue to be planted over the next few months, largely by community volunteers. The first community plant day will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20.

Information: www.suwanee.com/communitygarden.php.

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