Would you like to be part of
our community orchard?
Thanks to funding from the Pebble Trust we will be able to buy 100 wee fruit trees and we are looking for volunteers who have space to take on one or two trees in their garden – creating an orchard throughout the community!
We will have a mix of apple and plum trees which will arrive as small saplings to be planted out around November. All being well they will produce fruit in 3-4 years’ time. We are going for small tree varieties so that they can be grown in your garden. You just need a sunny spot, enough space for a tree which will grow to around 3 metres, and we will provide all the advice and information necessary to plant your tree and look after it in the long term.
Local volunteer, Des, has his own orchard
just south of Inverness and will be able
to help guide us all through the process!
We are asking people to make a donation of £5 per tree, if they can afford it, which will go towards future events such as hiring an apple press for juicing days, or potentially buying more trees! If you are an organisation which has some growing space, please also get in touch. And if you have space in your garden but would need some help with planting and looking after a tree, just let us know, and we will help.
If you would like to get involved, then please complete the attached survey, say yes to the fruit tree question, and remember to provide your contact details. For more information please email crownconnectsSCIO@gmail.com