As part of our efforts to encourage local residents to plant fruit trees, we have developed a Community Orchard plan to enable residents to plant fruit trees in their gardens. In early 2021, we purchased 60 fruit trees and stakes and distributed them to residents in the local area. This is the start of the Crumlin community orchard. The uptake was so high that we are going to distribute another 150 fruit trees in late 2021, sponsored by Canada Reinsurance. Trees were provided by Phillip in Lacystowns Nursery and also by Trees of the land; they were distributed in a social-distance manner during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Date: Early 2021 – Present
Thanks to: Laura, Michelle, Tina, Daniel, Philip (Lacystown Nursery) and all the tree planters.