For the last 3 years we have been working intensively in the Leeds area and helped 12 communities plant new community orchards. Practically every month we’ve also discovered a community orchards we hadn’t heard over and so there are now 70 orchards in the Leeds district. Our project manager Alan Thornton has visited all of them and worked hard to get the appropriate training the groups involved. Almost everyone in the Leeds area is within half an hours walk of an orchard, apart from a few gaps. We can say that Leeds is England’s* first Orchard City.