Young­sters plant fruit or­chard

Bray People - - NEWS -

AN OR­CHARD was planted last week by young people across Bray.

The First Youth Or­chard in Ire­land was planted with Ir­ish her­itage fruit trees by 30 young people aged from five to 14 from the af­ter­school club at the Lit­tle Bray Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Fas­saroe.

The idea for the or­chard came from a small com­mit­tee set up by some of the older club mem­bers. The young people had been given the op­por­tu­nity to come up with ideas for a project which a place­ment Masters stu­dent from NUI Maynooth study­ing and Youth Work'.

The mem­bers of the af­ter­school club con­tacted non­profit mak­ing Seed­savers in Clare who have the largest se­lec­tion of her­itage fruit trees in Ire­land.

The in­di­vid­ual trees they planted are two years old and may bear fruit next year for the young people. The trees are be­ing funded through spon­sor­ship and while many trees have been spon­sored more are needed.

‘Com­mu­nity

Youth Lead­ers, par­ents and chil­dren in the new fruit or­chard in Fas­saroe.

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