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Apple orchard takes root in Detroit’s east side

April 28, 2018 | Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press

By 2020, an apple orchard that took root on Friday afternoon in Detroit’s east side will be in full production.

Core Orchards Detroit, an urban agriculture and orchard development, was scheduled to plant 300 Honeycrisp saplings at 2610 Lenox St., a property that, according to a news release, was acquired through a Land Bank Authority Community Partners program.

“Most people look at the core of an apple, think it’s trash, throw it away,” said Matthew Wollack, Wolverine Human Services vice president of strategic development. Core Orchards is a Wolverine Human Services brand. “We look at it as the holder of new life, of where seeds can grow out of something that other people would’ve forgotten.”