View from the Ground
Bob Mehew reports that the Children's Orchard and Forest School are now ready to go. Also, 2-3 community groups would like to come and volunteer at the farm after April: children on respite care and veterans with post traumatic stress. Both projects need access and a car park to get on the site effectively. Planning permission is underway and likely to be in place on 30 May so that the Apricot Centre can continue to build the farm.
We (the Apricot team) are planting over 2000 agroforestry row trees and wildlife trees this winter, and more than 2000 soft fruit bushes and plants. This is a substantial step in realising our farm vision. The agroforestry rows are being planted along the contours of the land, which will have a significant impact on water runoff. This is very encouraging in light of the floods at Week this winter.
This planning permission will also pave the way for the barn; your support is needed to make this vision a reality.