Grange Field community orchard

Grange Field community orchard

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Tom Putt, Falstaff, King’s Acre Pippin and Sweet Huffcap are just some of the ten apple and pear trees that were planted some 25 years ago on the western side of the Grange Field in Bishop’s Cleeve.

Despite an absence of the care and pruning necessary to maximise their cropping potential the trees continue to produce fruit, most of which remains un-harvested each autumn.

The continued lack of attention will however lead to a diminishing crop.

Transition Cleeve would like to involve the local community in taking care of the trees as a community orchard and are prepared to co-ordinate a group of volunteers to bring this about.

People are needed to undertake a variety of creative and administrative roles as well as the necessary physical pruning and clearing tasks.

If you would like to hear more or are interested in helping, ring us on 01242 244785.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

Jerry Barr, Transition Cleeve