Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Tree Planting: the Memorial Orchard is growing!
On Sunday January 8th, 1:00-3:30 pm, at the East Greenwich Pleasaunce, come ring in the new year by helping to plant trees- six more fruit trees to double the size of the Memorial Orchard and celebrate local food growing initiatives. We'll be putting in three apple trees, a plum, a gage, and a pear- the delicious Doyenne de Comice- all carefully protected with stakes and strong wire cages.
Last year's planting of six trees was a great success, and they have flourished through a hot dry spring and autumn. Thanks to the Greenwich Parks and Open Spaces Department, the Greenwich Pride Award scheme, Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce, and the volunteers who kept the trees watered and pest-free (asa far as organic methods make possible), we should be harvesting fruit in three years time.
All are welcome, for the planting, and to join the team of volunteers to help keep the trees growing through the year.