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New orchard’s core of a fruitful future for Brighton and Hove
8:40pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
An orchard which will provide fruit to locals for years to come has set down its first roots.
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership along with Brighton Permaculture Trust has planted the trees on a three acre site on Brighton’s Race Hill.
Volunteers planted the first 30 saplings on Saturday and it is hoped in future years it will produce up to 20 tonnes of fruit.
Organisers said the land, which can be accessed from Wilson Avenue and was historically used for allotments, had become full of rubbish.
Bryn Thomas, of Brighton Permaculture Trust, said: “In many years to come the orchard may produce 20 tonnes of fruit or more, making cheap healthy local food available to those who get involved.”
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