'GROWING NEWBURY GREEN’ CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST COMMUNITY ORCHARD
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Grow Newbury Green’s first Community Orchard at Barn Crescent.
On Sunday 13 March there will be a Community Planting Event starting at 10am and volunteers are very welcome. The event is in partnership with Newbury Town Council and supported by Newbury in Bloom.
Previous clearance work to allow the planting of one of the local ‘Lockdown Woods’ has revealed the border and hedge line of the area where raspberries, gooseberries and redcurrants will be planted to add to the free edible fruits already available.
There will be a short ceremony to celebrate the orchard and to thank all the hard work that volunteers have carried out over the last 10 years.
Cllr Jon Gage, Chair of the Town Council’s Green Spaces Working Group said, “We are very proud to be involved in the edible crops projects and the great work that Growing Newbury Green have accomplished. This is a chance for local people to come along and see what it’s all about. Bring gloves, spades and secateurs and have a go. Get out and about and hopefully enjoy the Spring air!”
Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council firstname.lastname@example.org 01635 36591
Cllr Jon Gage, Chair Green Spaces Working Group email@example.com
James Heasman, Parks & Open Spaces Officer firstname.lastname@example.org 07775 434475