How you can help
The orchard needs friends – people who will help keep any eye on it, help plan maintenance and new planting activities, promote contacts with local schools and businesses and so on. We would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved with this project. No special skills needed – just people who care about the orchard and want to see become the wonderful resource it will soon be. Email us at LudwellLife@gmail.com, or phone Lynn for a chat on 0797 4414613.
Donations for the orchard
We need money to buy more trees, benches and we hope, a proper noticeboard. If you are interested in making a donation to support buying any of these things, please get in touch.
What will be there?
The agreement between the council and Natural England mean that cattle will continue to graze this field, so all the trees will have substantial guards until they are mature enough to withstand a cow leaning on them. There will be a natural feel to the whole place, with a mix of native species Devon fruit and nut trees. We hope that there will be some attractive benches, providing we can raise funds for them. If you are interested in sponsoring a bench or donating money for a bench, please get in touch.
This is a long term project, with phase 1 covering the south facing slope of the field, and the whole of the other side, the north facing slope, being left for further discussion as the orchard takes shape. You can see a simple design for phase one here, and the division of the field into two phases here.