Community Orchard Planting Day

Monday 28th March 2016, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Alexandra Playing Fields, near Rock Park

Over the past few weeks, local businesses and organisations have donated sponsorship for the first major planting day, which will take place on the afternoon of Easter Monday. Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored the orchard already! Thanks to your generosity, there will be apples and pears, plums and damsons, mulberry, quince, currants and other fruits, and this is only the beginning of the project!

The fruit produced in the orchard will be free for anyone to pick, and it is hoped that the entire community will share in the bounty in the years to come. There will be dedicated days exploring and working on the site in future, and everyone is welcome to get involved in caring for what will build up to become a wonderful resource.

Everyone is welcome to come along and help with the planting on Easter Monday, 1:00pm -5:00pm, and to chat about the project with the organisers. Please bring lots of enthusiasm (and a spade or fork if you have one handy and want to get your hands dirty). We'll also be making compost bins, and getting some ancient brambles under control, so secateurs and gardening gloves would be a bonus.

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