Volunteer with the

abundance mini orchards project

The Mini Orchards Project is a collaboration between Abundance and the tree-planting charity Trees for Cities (you can see what Trees for Cities do here.) Trees for Cities have funded Abundance to plant trees this Winter as part of their national Trees for Food project.

The Mini Orchard Project intends to work with community groups, schools, TARA’s and housing associations in order to plant over 200 fruit and nut trees across Sheffield between November and April.

where and when?

Monday 3rd december, 10am: First Start Nursery and Firth Park community allotment

Wednesday 5th december, 10am: Handsworth Old Rectory Hall

Friday 7th december, 9am: herb, Filey Lane, Broomhall

sunday 9th december, 12pm: Rainbow Park, Hackenthorpe

monday 10th december, 10am: Greenhill/Bradway TARA

tuesday 11th december, 1pm: School for Veg, Grimesthorpe

wednesday 12th december, 12pm: Mortomley Park, High Green

saturday 15th december, 10am: Marigold Estate, Firth Park

monday 17th december, 9am: One4All Community hub, Gleadless

thursday 20th december, 12pm, Park View care home and Neighbourhood Centre, Shiregreen

friday 21st december, 10am: Com.Unity centre, Westfield

How can you help?

We’re still looking for volunteers for the following aspects of the project:

  • help with transportation –we need help from people with a car or van to transport things like tools, compost, stakes and volunteers to some sites.
  • help with tree deliveries/organisation – we need volunteers to help plan logistics for fruit tree distribution and delivery in order to be prepared for planting.
  • help with planting – we need lots of volunteers to help planting wonderful fruit trees on all 11 of the sites above.
  • help with mapping – with your help we’d like to develop a map or maps of the sites and the trees we plant.
  • help with fruit tree advice – we’re still very much learning and would appreciate help in the form of advice regarding trained fruit tree styles and formative pruning.

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