Public Food For All


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We’ve built 10 orchards so far with dozens of other plantings in the Cincinnati Area – Click to see if there is an orchard near you!

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We believe that people connect best when they gather for a purpose. What better purpose than growing food!?!?

Join us in building a more
bountiful city for all!

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We can’t do this alone. From area partners, to volunteers, to neighbors, it takes a village to grow a food forest.

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Our Network

Our Staff

Port Authority


Core Funder

Land Holder


Giving Grove

National Affiliate Partner

Mischief Maker

Green Umbrella


Regional Organizer

 Groundwork ORV

Workforce Powerhouse


Cincinnati Permaculture Institute



Education     Perennial Nursery



SC Ministry

Core Funder


Price Hill Will

Community Partner


Community Matters

Community Partner


Working in Neighborhoods

Community Partner




Camp Washington Community Board


Farm Partner Community Partner

Giving Trees

Project Funder


Chris Smyth

Executive Director
Chris began the Common Orchard Project in 2017 while working at Price Hill Will. Since then he has gone on to start the Southern Ohio Chestnut Company, a private landscape design practice, and dedicates every other moment to healing the Commons between people and plants. He currently lives in Price Hill, Cincinnati.