To coincide with 'National Tree Planting' week, Southall Transition will be launching The 'Southall Orchard Project' on 5th December 2015.
We intend to create at least five new orchards in Southall by 2020:
Southall Park - Dec 15 - Feb 16
Southall Recreation Ground - Dec 16 - Feb 17
Jubilee Park - Dec 17 - Feb 18
Spikes Bridge Park - Dec 18 - Feb 19
Golf Links Estate - Dec 19 - Feb 20
We envision our parks and public spaces filled with a variety of fruit & nut trees and fruiting hedges which will provide free food for local people to enjoy.
Although we anticipate completing the project within 5 years, we hope to go on taking care of the trees as a community long beyond this period.
In 2016 we also intend to restore 'the globe' artwork in Southall Park and dedicate this back to the people of Southall. If we are unable to do this, any funds raised for this purpose will be reinvested into the rest of the project i.e. to plant more trees and fruiting hedges.