Vol­un­teers dig deep to plant or­chard

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A NEW com­mu­nity or­chard was planted by vol­un­teers out­side a gym re­cently.

Danny Es­sex, the man­ager of Che­sham Moor Gym and Swim, in Moor Road, Che­sham, was in­spired to cre­ate the or­chard after see­ing the Lown­des Park com­mu­nity or­chard.

With help from Ju­lia Bram­mer, one of the or­gan­is­ers of the Lown­des Park project, and from Che­sham in Bloom and Che­sham Com­mu­nity Or­chard Group, the project got off the ground on Satur­day, Novem­ber 29.

A to­tal of seven dwarf trees were pur­chased and planted by vol­un­teers, which will pro­vide fruit for the com­mu­nity, en­cour­age wildlife and make the area more at­trac­tive for vis­i­tors.

Mr Es­sex said: “I’ve been en­cour­aged and in­spired by Che­sham’s suc­cess at win­ning Gold in the very com­pet­i­tive Bri­tain in Bloom and I feel that after the suc­cess of our com­mu­nity salad bed, which was stocked by Che­sham in Bloom, I needed to keep push­ing for the next project.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions who helped make the or­chard pos­si­ble.”

AT­TRAC­TIVE: Vol­un­teers young and old planted a com­mu­nity or­chard at Che­sham Moor Gym and Swim

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