Community Orchard Welcomes Funding for Interactive Workshops
FAMILIES will be able to learn how to grow their own produce with a £2,000 donation.
Crosstown Community Orchard, the first of its kind in Knutsford, received funding to start educational workshops.
Warrington industrial developer Chancerygate and building contractor Triton Construction made the donation.
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The two companies are currently working together to deliver phase two of the £33 million, 207,000 square foot Novus Business Park on the Parkgate industrial estate in Knutsford.
The money will allow volunteers to buy new equipment and run horticulture-themed workshops for people of all ages on topics such as how to grow produce and build birdhouses.
Adam Keppel-Green, President of Crosstown Community Orchard, said, “We were thrilled when we were presented with this amazing gift, which will help us bring the community into the orchard for interactive workshops and teach us all new skills. .
The orchard is just half a mile from the Novus development on Mobberley Road.
The first 38 fruit trees were planted in February 2021.
Since its official launch in August 2021, volunteers have been educating the community about the benefits of conservation and horticulture.
Chris Brown, Development Director of Chancerygate, said: “Crosstown Community Orchard is a brilliant local initiative that is so committed to delivering educational projects for residents of all ages in Knutsford.
“It is a pleasure to support the orchard in its plans to hold horticultural workshops and I look forward to seeing the local community use the orchard and its educational resources this summer.”
Philip Dyer, Business Development Manager of Triton Construction, said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our reach into the local communities in which we work.
“We are thrilled to have been able to work with Chancerygate and the Crosstown Community Orchard to help fund the provision of valuable education, wellness and community space for all to enjoy.”