Next Portsmouth Lottery draw on Sat 28 July at 8PM
The draw is in 5 days 20 hours 57 minutes
Cornwallis Crescent Community Orchard has been established for two years in March, and provides a much needed green oasis space in the centre of the city for people to enjoy with their families for picnics. This is a future project, a place where free fruit is grown for local people in the meadow area and the raised beds. A place where people can volunteer to help water the trees and grow fruit bushes and flowers to help the bees come and pollenate the trees.
We aim to have some beautiful meadow flowers strips again this year as they have proved very popular and buying the seeds costs money so we would like to have some help with this and new fruiting plants to go into the raised beds. We are also putting in some new benches which we will ahve to pay back some omeny for as it is an investment in our site.
Cornwallis Crescent Community Orchard is a work in progress. We have finished planting all the trees now and you can almost have a fruit salad from all the different type of fruit bearing trees there.
We are kept going through the help of voluntary donations and two small grants so far and would like to provide so much more in the future through working with the local community garden and we are supported by the Portsmouth & Southsea tree wardens.
Our hopes for the future are to provide a local resource for residents free. This would include free training, horticultural knowledge and a local history project for young people and to get the younger members of the community involved. We will be working with the local schools and are hoping to work with Portsmouth University too. We hope to bring the local community together more to look after this lovely community asset. See our facebook pages for more information and updates on what is going on. Cornwallis Crescent Community Orchard page and Cornwallis Community Orchard Volunteers page.
We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service!
Thank you for your support and good luck!
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