Johnny Appleseed

Pocket Orchards, Wester Ross, set up a network of small community orchards across the project area (defined as from Applecross to Achnasheen and northwards to Dundonnell). Sites are, where possible, readily accessible on foot by all ages and abilities. This is not ‘guerilla planting’. Landowners and the local authority are agreeing and collaborating on sites. As soon as trees produce enough fruit community events focus on celebrating, collecting and using the produce Photo credit Pebble Trust

Johnny Appleseed – Lyrics

Oh, the Lord is good to me,
And so I thank the Lord,
For giving me the things I need;
The sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The Lord is good to me,
Johnny Appleseed!

Oh, and every seed I sow,
Will grow into a tree.
And someday there’ll be apples there,
For everyone in the world to share.
Oh, the Lord is good to me,
Johnny Appleseed!

Oh, the earth is good to me,
And so I thank the earth,
For giving me the things I need:
The sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The earth is good to me,
Johnny Appleseed!

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  1. Michael Pollin’s “Botany of Desire”gives a somewhat different and interesting take on the traditional stories of Johnny Appleseed. An intriguing collection of observations and explanations worth reading.

  2. Michael Pollin’s “Botany of Desire” is definitely worth a read for an alternative version of the Johnny Appleseed story.