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What we are about

There are lots of unused or under-used bits of land  in and around Headingley that could be planted with fruit trees and bushes. Doing so

  • improves the environment
  • protects green spaces
  • helps biodiversity
  • involves local people
  • provides opportunities for learning new skills, and eventually.......
  • provides delicious, healthy, locally grown fruit to local people

We have already developed four areas: at the back of the Natural Food Store, in Shire Oak Primary School, on the field behind the Parish Centre at St Chad's, Far Headingley, and - our biggest orchard - around the war memorial nearby. This autumn/winter we are involved in an exciting new initiative to plant fruit trees in the meadow at the bottom of Cardboard Hill on Woodhouse Ridge. See How we do it for pictures/details.



HCO gazebo


You might have seen our gazebo at Apple Day 2014 in Heart. It is 4x by 3m and has front and back walls as well as the side walls shown in the picture. It is quite quick to put up and take down as the whole thing concertinas together. There are also weight for the legs when it's on hard ground (you can see one in the picture).

If you're interested in borrowing it for a local community event, do get in touch.

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