Old Alabama Town has recently been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Communities Take Root program, a groundbreaking collaboration between Edy’s Fruit Bars and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation to provide communities around the country with fruitful orchards that grow benefits for generations to follow. Voting is taking place now until the end of May to choose the first of 17 lucky organizations across the U.S. who will receive orchards.
Old Alabama Town is excited at the prospect of having an orchard. According to Carole King, the historic properties curator, "Self-sustainability was a huge part of everyday living in Alabama’s early days. This past is interpreted at Old Alabama through our collection of house museums, gardens and grounds. A fruit orchard would be the perfect addition to our education efforts for our many visitors. What better way to show the past than through actual living artifacts!"