Madison Fruits & Nuts wins city approval

A plan to put "edible landscaping" in Madison city parks won the approval of the Madison city Parks Commission last week, over an earlier proposal to require volunteer groups planting fruit and nut trees to buy $1 million of liability insurance for each public park site where the trees would be planted. More than three dozen people came to the Parks Commission hearing to speak out in favor of fruit and nut trees in city parks, and in the end, all but one of the commissioners voted in favor of permitting the trees to be planted without the liability insurance requirement. 

"This community is so lively and enthused about food issues and local buying and localization and food security, sovereignty. And this is really part of those bigger subjects," said Kate Hiber-Cobb, of Madison Fruits and Nuts, the group that organized the tree-planting program. Read more here... Madison Fruits and Nuts Facebook page here...