Woodley Community Orchard Planting, Saturday 1st March


Fancy helping us to plant Woodley’s first community orchard in Woodford Park next week?

I’m involved with Transition Reading’s project to plant community orchards around Reading.
Last year we planted 40 tree orchards in both Prospect Park and Waterloo Meadows (just off the Basingstoke Road).

This year it’s Woodley’s turn: next Saturday morning (1st March) we’ll be planting 20 fruit trees behind Coronation Hall in Woodford park (mostly apples, pears, plums).
woodford park above

Then, in the afternoon, we’ll be planting 40 fruit trees in Bulmershe park (mostly cherry plums, pears, juneberry and Crabapple).

If you fancy joining the community of planters working to make Woodley a lovelier, friendlier (and tastier!) place, then meet us….

– at 10:30am in front of the Oakwood Centre for the Woodford Park Planting

– at 1:30pm in the car park off Gray’s Crescent (RG5 3EN) for the Bulmershe Park

Woodford and Bulmershe meeting points
Bring your wellies and spade.
If you can help us with both sites, you’re welcome to join us for lunch and chat at the Cafe Pandilla between plantings.
Just think, you’ll be able to tell your grandchildren – “I planted that tree” (alternatively, bring them along and plant it with them ;D).

If you fancy it, please let me know you’re coming so I’ve an idea of numbers: richwaring@yahoo.co.uk .


Rich Waring, Secretary, TTR

FYI, if you’re interested in helping us to graft the fruit trees for next year’s community orchards, we’re running a fruit tree grafting course the following Saturday (i.e. the 8th of March) with further grafting events to follow.

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