Who We Are

About The Common Orchard Project


We co-create a more compassionate and productive community as we invest in our vacant land and grow food and other useful materials as close to people as possible. We address disinvestment by creating collective land ownership held in trust and protecting vacant land for affordable future development.

Between 10 (soon 20) vacant lot orchards, a 2 acre Perennial Farm in Camp Washington, and hundreds of neighbors and partners, we are regrowing the Common Land that often gets termed “blighted”.

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Our Network

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Port Authority

  

Core Funder

Land Holder

 

Giving Grove

 

National Affiliate Partner

Mischief Maker

 

 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

 

 

 

Green Umbrella

Incubator

Regional Organizer

Giving Trees

Project Funder

 

Chris Smyth

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.