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The Oxhill News

April 2011

This months News



Wot2Grow Community Orchard

We've Done IT!!  We've Got IT!!

At the beginning of February we were told by the Big Lottery Fund Local Food that we needed to meet conditions in order to get funding.  A hectic couple of weeks resulted in getting over forty people to declare their interest in the orchard and over half signed up as members of the Community Interest Company that will run the orchard.  So, we have been granted a substantial sum to help establish the orchard but we are still going to have to raise more funds ourselves.

Now the hard work begins as we can finalise all the paperwork, sign a lease and organise buying and planting the first fruit canes and bushes.  Time is tight to get the fruit planted as March is usually the last month to get them in so they establish well.  We are hoping that members and others in the villages will come along to help with the planting of just under 300 plants so we have planned four dates of activity

Saturday and Sunday April 2nd and 3rd from 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 6th from 10:00 13:00

Sunday April 10th from 2:00 p.m.

Look out for posters with more details of the dates and times along with information about the celebrity opening of the orchard!

Do come along and join in, or just watch others do the hard work, at the orchard off the Shennington Road in Tysoe behind the allotments.

Please contact one of the team for further details:

Liz Atkinson (680045),
Paul Sayer (680451),
Derek Harbour (680676),
Sue and Mike Sanderson (688080),
Graham Collier (680127),
Sam Littlewood (688137)
or see the website www.wot2grow.co.uk.

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