The community is being asked to provide feedback at two community feedback event meetings on July 14th from 4:30 to 6pm at Durkee Memorial Park in Homer and then on July 28th from 5pm to 7pm at Homer Town Hall.
The Village of Homer and the Cortland Food Project’s Food Policy Subcommittee are requesting the feedback for a new edible park being created in Homer in 2023.
The park will feature an edible landscape with fruit, nuts, flowers, and herbs for community use.
“Edible parks address food insecurity and the disconnect that exists today between the food we eat and where it’s grown by bringing food production into public spaces,” says Adrianne Traub, Chair of the Cortland Food Project’s Food Policy Subcommittee. “It is a unique space intended to provide an example of how community stewardship can increase food access while creating a sense of place and community pride.”
The new park is being built at the Southern edge of the Village of Homer along Route 11 and the West Branch of the Tioughnioga River.