Thursday, 13 January 2011

Orchard Planting on Saturday

Everyone is welcome to join in with the planting of a small apple orchard on Hilly Fields (next to the Stone Circle) from 11.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 15 January. This will be the first community orchard in a major park in the borough of Lewisham and we, from Transition Lewisham/Brockley are delighted to be initiating this project, together with the Friends of Hilly Fields and the London Orchard Project, with funding from Capital Growth and support from Lewisham Council and Glendale.

The orchard is being planted to promote the growing of fruit locally (in an area which previously had many fruit orchards), to provide habitat for wildlife, and for people to enjoy.

It will be a family activity day, and as well as the digging, planting, composting, mulching and treeguard staking, apple-themed refreshments will be available (mulled apple juice, apple soup and apple cakes).

We will be looking for volunteers to help maintain the orchard after the planting so if you are interested then please speak to one of us on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!

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