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People who live in or around Headingley in Leeds have recently (spring 2010) come together to create small community orchards in the area.
The group is informal and anyone interested in supporting the orchard initiative with time, enthusiasm, expertise or money can get involved.
The initiative is supported by Headingley Development Trust, a community-owned agency that works to create a thriving, sustainable neighbourhood.
We want to improve the environment, increase biodiversity, contribute to a low-carbon economy, encourage healthy eating, create a resource for learning (for local schools but also people who want to learn about grafting and fruit growing) and eventually provide locally grown fruit at a reasonable price through Headingley Farmers Market - and all by planting a few fruit trees and bushes!
We identify unused or under-used land where fruit trees and bushes can be planted and cared for.
We negotiate with the owners, prepare the ground, and then buy and plant appropriate trees.
There are four plots currently under development.
We intend to be part of Headingley Open Gardens on the afternoon of Sunday June 23rd. More details when we know them but do come and see us at Shire Oak School.