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Our Orchard project

The Forest of Avon Trust’s Orchard project featured in the latest Countryside Classroom newsletter.  This reported:

Ten schools from across the South West recently learned about the benefits of trees, and planted fruit trees as part of this year’s Schools Orchard Project.

The trust provided guidance and free fruit trees as well as helping out with planting where needed. Hundreds of children got involved and planted a grand total of 95 fruit trees.

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Local Schools Plant Orchards

10 schools from across the area learnt about the benefits of trees and planted orchards as part of our Schools Orchard project this year. Supported by Western Power Distribution, worked with schools in Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, some of which were also part of the Natural Connections outdoor learning project.

We worked with the following schools, providing guidance, free fruit trees and helping out with planting where needed:

Cameley Primary, Bath & North East Somerset

Welton Primary, Bath & North East Somerset

Ashcombe Primary, North Somerset

Crockerne Primary, North Somerset

Westhaven Special School, North Somerset

Courtney Road Primary, South Gloucestershire

Longwell Green Primary, South Gloucestershire

King’s Forest Primary,  South Gloucestershire

Parkwall Primary, South Gloucestershire

The Meadows Primary, South Gloucestershire.

A big thank you to the hundreds of children who got involved and planted a grand total of 95 fruit trees.

If you would like to sponsor an orchard of English fruit trees at a local school, please email: jonclark@forestofavontrust.org

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John Lewis Funds New Orchards

Meadowbrook Primary Tree Planting Team

John Lewis Cribbs Causeway continued it support for the Trust this March, by providing funding for two English apple orchards in Bradley Stoke.

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Montpelier Street Orchard

Street orchard trees being collected

Urban Greening, part of Transition Montpelier has been working with the Trust to plan and deliver a street orchard in the heart of Bristol. The work was funded by a Bristol Green Capital grant, with the Trust providing advice, wholesale- priced English apple trees, stakes and mats.

This work complements the school orchards that the Trust is delivering, bringing food, shade and wildlife to urban communities, complementing existing street trees and supporting community action: ‘just what the Forest of Avon Trust is all about.

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School Orchards are Thriving

Planting a tree

The Trust is providing free maintenance checks for the 20 schools which planted an Airbus mini-orchard. It is great to see how well the trees are doing and there are even reports of apples in the first year.

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200th Airbus Apple Tree Planted

Crossway Infant School, Thornbury was the site of the 200th apple tree planted as part of the Mini Orchard project sponsored by Airbus. More »

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Mini Orchard Project- 100 Trees & Counting

Bromley Heath School Downend Bristol

Callicroft School Patchway Bristol

St Chads School Bristol

St Chads School Bristol

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Mike Dilger Helps Plant Mini Orchard

On the 13th January Forest of Avon Trust patron and BBC The One Show regular Mike Dilger joined the children of St Keyna’s School, Keynsham to plant the latest school mini-orchard. More »

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Schools Mini- Orchard Project

Children at Grove Junior School Nailsea, brave the weather to plant their trees

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