Saturday, 22 October 2011

Community Orchard

On our allotment trip the other day we brought home a bag of lovely apples, not from our tree (they're all long gone now) but from the community orchard.


What fab colours! I'd love to know what the purple variety are...

I'm not exactly sure of the history of the place, but a couple of years ago the allotment association took over this plot at the back of our site, which already had several exisiting fruit trees, and turned it into a communal area cared for by volunteers and with fruit available for all association members. Although there are only apples remaining at this time of year, the orchard now contains pears, plums, and a few things I don't recognise too. This is the first time we've really made use of it, and we're glad we have - they're delicious! I'm glad Eddie's so tall, too - he managed to pick a lot of the fruit no-one else could reach at the top!

2 comments:

Monica said...

Those apples do look delicious - and I love the idea of a community orchard. Sounds like a great way to get like minded veg growers together for the greater good. =D

wellywoman said...

What a great idea to have an allotment orchard. Really envious of this. Fruit trees are the one thing we're not allowed to grow on our plot.

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