We have just embarked
on our first project - working with the Kings Cliffe Endowed
School to create an orchard for the children so they can grow,
harvest and use their produce, as well as study habitats,
wildlife and plant growth within their school environment.
A long-term aspiration of the project is that it could also
be adopted by other local schools to foster the same skills.
Progress has been swift and apple trees including local
varieties such as 'Ellison's Orange' and 'Barnack Beauty' were
planted in March 2012, with children involved in planting every
tree. There is still considerable maintenance to be done, and
ideas for improvements, so work parties are still active almost
every weekend. The children are
very excited by the project and have initiated their own schemes
for fund raising.
There are enjoyable work parties nearly every Sunday
from 11am-2pm, where volunteers come along
and help with whatever needs doing, from clearance and weeding
to building fences and planting trees. Everyone welcome! Please
contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or would like further information.
Surplus Produce Table in Kings Cliffe Post Office
If you have any surplus produce take it along to Kings Cliffe
Post Office, where there is a table you can leave it on. Anyone
is welcome to take food from the table, and you are invited
to make a small contribution to the current charity box.