Permaculture Orchards

Reroot Pontiac has planted over 5000 trees and bushes for fruit and nut production. Orchards were placed on 16 vacant lots, totaling 5 acres, that were designed using permaculture guild planting to maximize ecological benefits to the neighborhood while working with the native environment. The ecosystem services provided by these orchards include biodiversity protection, ecological resilience, increased nutrient uptake and availability, greater storm water infiltration, reduction of heat island effect, and added beautification of the neighborhood.