Tree for cities: Help to create mini-orchards across Sheffield

Grow Sheffield and the Abundance project are looking for enthusiastic and energetic Volunteers to help create mini-orchards across the city. The project, funded by ‘Trees For Cities’, focuses on planting fruit trees around schools and community groups in Sheffield. If the prospect of creating beautiful, inner-city orchards that can be enjoyed by young and old interests you, then this could be right up your street.

Tree planting with the Abundance project

Our volunteers will support Abundance representatives during community tree planting sessions, whilst also helping to prepare the ground for trees, staking and eventually planting the fruit tree. Car or Van for transport on the day would be great, but this isn’t necessary.

Our volunteers will need show a willingness to learn and be open to delegation. Potential  volunteers with an interest in nature, ecology and the environment are especially sought after! Previous experience would be great, but this isn’t necessary as prior training around fruit tree planting will be given.

The plantings are taking place on different dates and at different locations and across Sheffield:

Friday 23rd November, 1pm: Greenhill/Bradway TARA
Wednesday 28th November, 1pm: One 4 All Community Hub, Gleadless
Friday 30th, 12pm: Mortomley Park, High Green
Sunday 2nd December, 12pm: Rainbow Park, Hackenthorpe
Monday 3rd December, 10am: First Start Nursery and Community allotment
Wednesday 5th, 10am: Handsworth Old Rectory Hall
Friday 7th, 9am: HERB, Broomhall
Tuesday 11th, 1pm: School for Veg, Grimesthorpe allotments
Friday 15th, 10am: People for Places, Marigold Estate, Firth Park
Thursday 20th, 2:30pm: Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, Shiregreen
You can volunteer for one session, three sessions or all of them! It’s up to you.
To put your name down for a particular session, please email Tom at [email protected] or call Grow Sheffield on 0114 2580784