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Wakefield Orchard Starter Pack - challenge

Do you know a great place for a new community orchard in Wakefield district?
The Orchard Project and Incredible Edible Wakefield are running a simple and fun challenge to find where we could help plant two new community orchard in the Wakefield area. Up for grabs are 2 orchard starter kits of 5 fruit trees, and all the stakes, metal guards, ties, mulch, etc needed. All you have to do is answer the 3 questions here and do a short, 4-minute pitch to the Fruitful Communities event on Sat 30 June. Two lucky communities will be voted for by the audience on the day.

If you already have a community orchard you might be interested in this opportunity instead.

20 June: Deadline for proposals
Sat 30 June: Frutiful communities event with 4 minute pitches from each group. Community groups from Wakefield & Leeds vote on which proposals they think most deserve the orchard starter kits. There will be a similiar process for funding existing community orchards in Leeds & Wakefield areas, as well as a programme of useful workshops about how to make the most of your community food growing space.
November - January: With the support of The Orchard Project’s and Incredible Edible Wakefield your group plants an orchard.

To answer the 3 questions click on the big green NEXT button at the bottom of this page.

Why only in Wakefield distict?
The Orchard Project’s Helping Britain Blossom project has worked for the last 3 years in Leeds to plant and improve orchards and there are now over 60. Almost everyone in the Leeds district is within walking distance of a community Orchard, but there are still a few gaps. There are fewer community orchards in Wakefield so The Orchard Projects orchard creation will be in the Wakefield for the next year or two. We hope to widen to other parts of West Yorkshire in the future.

What is Helping Britain Blossom?
Helping Britain Blossom is a partnership between Heineken UK and The Orchard Project, and is creating and restoring over 100 community orchards across Britain.

The decisions made during the process are final. The Orchard Project and Incredible Edible Wakefield have no influence in the decision making process and is not a funding body. The autonomy lies within the process and the members that take part in the process. Incredible Edible Wakefield and The Orchard Project are neutral bodies within this process and will not be involved in resolving disputes between members.