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Community orchards springing up in Aylesbury

The project is happening in Fairford Leys, led by the parish council.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:49am 8th November 2019. 2-minute read.

Community orchards springing up in Aylesbury

Fruit trees are being planted around part of Aylesbury, to try and bring more people together.

Coldharbour Parish Council are leading the project on Fairford Leys, saying the community orchards will be for everyone to benefit from.

They want to see kids learning more about where food comes from and more people cooking and eating together.

Council Chairman, Adam Poland, said:

"A community orchard helps to improve our wellbeing and helps nature to thrive.  We can also use it to demonstrate to our younger residents where food comes from (it does literally grow on trees).

"We hope that the community orchards that will be dotted across the parish of Coldharbour will encourage people to pick together, cook together and eat together and introduce our younger residents to healthy eating and cooking.  The produce will be available to all so that the whole community will be able to help themselves."

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With Coldharbour Parish council having devolved services, they say they can instruct their own maintenance team to place these where the council wishes and have managed to place them in ideal locations accessible to all and it means that they can ensure the trees reach their maximum potential with regular care and attention.  

Adam added:

"This is an investment in the future of Fairford Leys that generations to come can enjoy and use."

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