Online Service on Youtube
By Haddenham Webteam - 21st November 2015 10:00am
Haddenham's Community Orchard took a further step forward on Friday 20th November, when a group of willing volunteers turned up at Townsend Green ready and equipped to plant more fruit trees, thus adding to the twenty trees that were established in early October.
The group of twenty-five adults included three staff from local company Cosine, which has been a loyal supporter of the project from the start.
Also lending a valuable helping hand were ten pupils from Haddenham Junior School, accompanied by their enthusiastic Head Teacher, Sue Lewin.
After the group received planting and staking instructions from Greg Smith, followed by an important safety briefing from Diccon Proctor, the physical work began — digging metre-wide pits to receive the mix of compost and fine soil for each of the new trees.
Once planted, each tree was supported by a substantial stake, and a protective guard was fitted. Chipped bark mulch will be applied to the top of each newly prepared tree bed in the near future.
The photographs illustrate this wonderful community endeavour in progress, and the archive will hopefully be enjoyed again in years to come, as future generations benefit from the fruit and the leisure space that the Townsend Community Orchard will provide.
More photographs can be seen in the GALLERIES section of this website.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Here are five ways you can help during the Covid pandemicThe NHS is under immense pressure due to the Covid pandemic.Its fantastic staff going above and beyond to keep us safe, so you may wish to show your thanks in ever more practical ways.While standing outside and cheering for our health workers is a good way to give appreciation, there are other ways to show your support for our...
Zero Carbon Haddenham has teamed up with an installer of PV solar panels in the hope of identifying a group of Haddenham residents who are keen to have solar power for their homes. Once a minimum group size has been extablished, the installation work can be carried out at a significant discount compared with one-off installations.The scheme is called Solar Streets.Solar panels charge...
The members of Kaleidoscope would like to thank the residents of Haddenham and the surrounding villages for their very generous donations to the Sharing Life Trust which enabled them to hand over a cheque for £611.70 to one of their representatives last week. This will enable them to offer support in paying any urgent electricity bills needed by an increasing number of people...