On National Apple Day, together with HEINEKEN and The Bulmer Foundation, we officially launched the new community orchard programme, Helping Britain Blossom.
Helping Britain Blossom is all about helping local people create, restore and access orchards to enjoy and use for good in their own communities. A community orchard isn’t just a collection of trees, it’s a powerful way to bring people together.
At the Urban Orchard Project, we’re really excited to be a founding partner with the opportunity to work with communities from all over the UK. Helping Britain Blossom will use our successful community orchard project model. Together we will share knowledge, skills and resources, supporting each other to reach out to communities to campaign for better use of public spaces whilst building healthier, happier and more sustainable communities.
In 2015, we aim to help around 40 communities in London, Birmingham, Herefordshire and Edinburgh to plant or restore orchards for community use. In 2016, we’ll continue to support these communities and we’ll also help around 60 more communities in Manchester, Leeds and another area (to be decided by a community competition) to get digging, planting and turning their dream orchard into reality.
Together we can help make Britain Blossom.
To find out more and if you would like to get involved then please visit www.helpingbritainblossom.org.uk