Llandrindod Pomarium

Eich Perllan Gymunedol - Your Community Orchard

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Email us: pomarium@transitionllandrindod.org.uk
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Could you sponsor a new tree for the Pomarium?

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Our spring round of tree sponsorship and planting was a great success, and though we've had a few hiccups along the way, the community orchard is going from strength to strength. We're not done yet though - we've got plans to expand! We're now ready to invite more sponsors, with the aim of having another tree planting day in October - exact date to be confirmed.

We're inviting businesses, organisations, clubs and individuals (in fact anybody!) from in and around Llandrindod to sponsor a tree in their name. If you'd like to get involved then download more information and the sponsor form here and send it back to us, preferably by the end of September.

If you can't offer sponsorship, but would still like to help, remember that we're going to need plenty of volunteers to plant the trees when they get here - so watch this space for details of the planting day! We'll also be looking at starting a volunteer group in the future to help with the ongoing maintenance of the space. Please do This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be involved with that, or if you have any comments or suggestions at all. 

If it's easier, you can download an editable version of the sponsor form.

Sunday 21st August from 12:00 noon at the Pomarium

(on the former playing fields next to the Rock Park).

Absolutely everyone welcome - bring your lunch, something to sit on, games to play and your eagle eyes to spot the first of the ripe blackberries!

The picnic is on!  

The forecast says that it'll be dry from 11 till 4, but bring something you can sit on as the grass is likely to be extremely damp. Some wellies might be a good idea too!

Get your crayons out and help us tell everyone what the trees are there for!

Not everyone knows what a community orchard is, and people who just happen to be walking through the site might wonder why all these trees and bushes have suddenly appeared! We decided to enlist the help of the children (and some of the adults!) of Llandrindod to make some signs, to let people know that the orchard is for everyone, and to encourage everyone to take care of it. Our first batch were fabulously coloured, drawn and decorated at the 2016 Llandrindod May Fair.

Now it's over to you...

You can download the colouring sheets here or you can design your own! Feel free to laminate them yourself and staple them to the posts in the orchard, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you don't have access to a laminator and we can do it for you.

If you do laminate your sign, it helps if you cut off the grey border before laminating, so that you have a clear border to staple through. This keeps the rain out of your sign and means it will last longer!

Our Spring planting day was a fantastic success! Here's a lovely photo of lots of the volunteers who came along to help, along with our press release.

About 40 people turned out on Easter Monday to plant trees, build compost bins and prune brambles at the new community orchard, the Llandrindod Pomarium. The volunteers planted apple, pear, cherry, plum, quince, walnut, elder and mulberry trees as well as blackcurrant, gooseberry, loganberry and redcurrant bushes. The trees and bushes were purchased with sponsorship from local businesses, organisations and individuals.
 
Joe Botting, one of the organisers, said “We have had a fantastic response from the Llandrindod community in terms of both sponsorship and practical help. Our generous sponsors have allowed us to obtain a good variety of plants, both familiar and more unusual. The orchard now contains approximately 60 plants, with room for many more! We hope that the project will develop over the next few years and become a useful resource for the town.”
 
The Pomarium is located at the southern end of the Alexandra playing fields (beside the Rock Park and next to the railway line). The project is licensed by Powys County Council, organised by Friends of Rock Park and Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition, and supported by Llandrindod Town Council.
 

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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