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The Fenland Orchard Project is creating a new community orchard in Wisbech. You can get involved by volunteering at events or helping plant trees on site. There are also some heritage workshops and an oral history project.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- you can meet new people and maybe even make new friends
- you can learn some fun heritage skills like beekeeping or apple tree pruning
- being an active part of your community is great for wellbeing
‘Just to let you know I enjoyed myself yesterday. It was nice to see different people and talk about a variety of subjects, not just apples.’ – Volunteer at Wisbech Apple Day 2021
How to contact
Where to go
1 Lynn Rd
Wisbech PE14 7DA
What to expect?
Fenland Orchard project will be hosting events around Wisbech and Fenland in local community venues. Their friendly team are sure to give you a warm welcome.
They are planting 100 traditional fruit trees on a site on Lynn Road in Wisbech. Along with the orchard, they will also be building an outdoor classroom and other community facilities. This will be a site made by and for the community.
There will also be an engagement programme including traditional crafts and celebrations, oral histories, wildlife conservation as well as many volunteer opportunities.
The 3-year programme has been developed by CP Learning Trust, working closely with a steering group with members representing the Cambridgeshire County Council, Wisbech in Bloom, the Wisbech & Fenland Museum, Natural Cambridgeshire, ECHO Company CIC, Orchards Academy and Clarion Housing.
The Fenland Orchards Project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Players.
The programme is free for Fenland residents to take part in.
- heritage workshops
- volunteer opportunities
There are no paid for activities.