The national charity Learning through Landscapes has developed an exciting new national project, Fruit-full Schools, that is enabling thousands of children to establish heritage fruit orchards within their school grounds and in partnership with their local communities.
It aims to counteract the loss of local orchards and to stimulate growing of local heritage fruit varieties through educational projects.
There are two participating schools in Newham: Rokeby and Brampton Manor. They are aiming to recruit volunteers to form orchard care groups and work with the schools to care for the trees and plant out the orchards. These volunteers will have the opportunity to learn how to graft and prune fruit trees, fruit tree maintenance and of course they’ll enjoy the fruits of their labour; celebrating the harvest of fresh, local, organic fruit with their community!
For further information about this project please click here