While most people were busy hitting the High Streets in search of a last minute Xmas bargain for Uncle Bob and Aunt Fanny during December, we at Abundance were more concerned with future gifts for the city’s residents. In the first 3 weeks of December volunteers and locals planted around 80 fruit and nut trees on 10 different community-led sites across Sheffield as part of the Mini Orchards Project.
Orchards of up to 15 trees (including apples, pears, mulberries, hazels, cherries, gages and even medlars!) were planted on sites in Hackenthorpe, Firth Park, Shiregreen, Broomhall, Handsworth, Lowedges and High Green. If you are interested to know where the trees were planted in your area please get in touch!
The Mini Orchards Project, funded by the charity Trees for Cities, will run until April and will also entail the planting of orchards in 6 schools and workshops around orchard maintenance. If you are interested in volunteering for the project please email Daniele at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a message.
Here are some choice photos from December’s tree plantings: