Community Orchards Project
To celebrate the King’s Coronation, North Northamptonshire Council have received funding which will help up to 30 groups to plant community orchards next winter, 2024/25.
NNC are working in partnership with Stamford Community Orchard Group to enable communities and schools to plant fruit trees on publicly accessible land and to keep our beautiful, bountiful and biodiverse orchards alive and productive in North Northamptonshire.
More about the Project
We will provide your group with FREE
apple, pear and plum trees,
You will need:
a community group (or school)
a group of keen volunteers
a site that is publicly accessible with the agreement of the landowners
Applications are now open
Please fill in this on-line form to apply to join the project
Download a leaflet/guide
This has more details with live links and can be printed out for publicity
Hannah Dunstan | Woodland Ranger
North Northamptonshire Council
This funding has been made available through the Coronation Living Heritage Fund as part of Defra’s £758m Nature for Climate Fund.
An orchard is natural investment for the future!
All through the year it can enrich the landscape and biodiversity of the local area.
In the autumn fruit can be picked, processed and used to promote healthy, local food.
In the summer the blossom and trees provide a focus for exploring pollinators and nature in all its forms.
It can bring people together who may be enticed to support or help such an outdoor project.
It can commemorate any event, including the King’s Coronation.
It can provide a cool, shady, screened area for quiet enjoyment, such as picnics or special events.
Seeing families lying under drifting blossom or picking and tasting their first fruit will soften any heart.
Coming Community Orchard event
Apply for the workshop here
https://forms.office.com/e/MMemtDLsiS (before 2nd March)