Community…That’s What its all About; Pruning Radipole Community Orchard
We had a fantastic turn out at our Pruning Radipole Community Orchard.
The three beaming amigos you see below are Friends of Radipole Park & Gardens.
Why do they look so happy?
Have they discovered a pot of gold?
Maybe found it takes only three men to lift a long pole?
No they’ve found something way, way better.
The sun was shining, warmth eased aching bones, table set ready for refreshments, and before long folk started arriving, from all over Weymouth and Portland.
Introductions made by Mike, H&S talk given by Mark, a few pruning tips from Dom, Radipole’s gardener…and we were off.
Newbie’s started on the small trees, and the more experience tackled larger ones.
With a close eye being kept on one and all, tips being offered here and there, we had a ball.
Just time for a quick tea break, snaffle a few biccies and get to chat to some of the other volunteers.
By lunchtime we’d finished, apart from a couple of the tall ones, we left those to the expert!
A huge, huge thank you to all those who turned up and gave us a hand. It was lovely meeting and chatting to you all.
That’s what we love about community projects, you get to meet so many interesting folk who are willing to give their time freely.
All we have to do now is wait; let nature do her work.
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