Community orchard is now taking root
Our community orchard is now taking root at Hampshire Farm Meadows, the new public open space next to the Redlands Grange housing development.
A total of around 50 residents from Emsworth and Westbourne joined to plant the first eight trees in November 2015, and more are being added as we are able to fund them.
Local people have been keen to sponsor or adopt trees, and we are close to achieving our goal of around 60 fruit trees.
For details of how to sponsor or adopt a tree, and for updates on the project, see our news section.
Our picture shows cub Katie Clarke, eight, and mum Tracy Clarke, from Emsworth, planting a tree with 1st Westbourne Scout group leader Derek Chaffer.