New Orchard and wildflower Meadow at Wellholme Park Brighouse

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Safer Cleaner Greener apprentice group working together with Incredible Edible Brighouse have completed the planting of the new orchard to aid the promotion of fruit trees and fruit production in an urban community park.

Fruit varieties include (apples) Cox, Orange Pippin, Discovery, Jonagold and Golden Delicious, plus Conference and Williams Pears, also cherries which can often survive in difficult conditions, plus the apples are often quite large and they usually display a good degree of natural disease resistance.

The creation of the orchard is a powerful way to bring people together, to create green spaces and build healthier, happier and more sustainable communities.

The development of wildflower areas using seed that has been recycled by Safer Cleaner Greener apprentices from a new wildflower area in the town centre of Brighouse and will create a new wildlife habitat as part of the Grow Wild Corridors of Colour Project .

The apprentice group again working with Incredible edible have won a Grow wild Grant where the apprentices are to paint the onsite shipping container with colourful environmental scene’s information interpretive boards and to host a wildflower workshop and painting day in May.