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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Traditional Orchard Project

A year ago the Traditional Orchard Project was launched.

Since then 12 new orchards have been created and 27 existing orchards restored, with over 2,200 heritage fruit trees planted so far.

To celebrate the first ever ‘Full Bloom Festival’ is underway. It started on April 25th at Cothele in Cornwall and runs to May 9th at Acorn Bank in Cumbria.

Also, as this link reports the Natural History Museum is encouraging members of the public to start counting blossoming cherry trees, to see if climate change is having an impact on when they flower.

Orchards are wonderful places. Not only do they provide fruit but are great for birds and bees and they look nice!

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