Urban Agriculture & horticulture program
Emerald Village Residents have had the opportunity to install and manage the acre landscape that connects their homes. With support from MAPLE’s landscape professional, the residents collaborated to put hundreds of plants in their village grounds. They also learned numerous landscape crafts such as drainage by grading swales and raingardens, building gravel pathways, pruning, and grafting and planting fruit trees. Since the installation, residents have been figuring out how to propagate succulents, herbs, and crops, as the beginnings of a micro-business.