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Month: February 2016

Planting begins again at the Community Orchard

Planting begins again at the Community Orchard

  We will be starting work planting a 100-apple tree community orchard later this month with Brighton Permaculture Trust. Last winter, we planted a shelter belt containing over 2000 trees and shrubs of 33 species.These included fast-growing species such as Italian alder and Monterey pine; native trees like oak and beech; nut-bearing species such as walnut and chestnut; and fruiting species like cherry plum and crab apple.This winter, we will be planting 60 apple trees, focusing on tougher varieties, since the…

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