Great to have so many volunteers helping plant the new community orchard beside the Sidford Recreation Ground.  A big thank you the Tree Council Branching Out Fund who paid for the trees.

        

The group planted twenty one fruit trees sponsored by The Tree Council Branching Out Fund.  Four more have been given to the Hospice At Home team to plant in their new garden nearby.  The trees are mainly apples including old local varieties such as Woolbrook Pippin, Exeter Cross and Whimple Wonder.

Several of the volunteers showed an interest in the next phase of work on the site.  They had a walk around The Buzz, the environment garden that used to be maintained by the Sidford Playgroup.  Members of the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group are working with EDDC to bring the area back to a useable state and there are ambitious plans for a Community Food Forest managed by local volunteers and providing free food for people in need.

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