Fruit & Nut Village has become well established in Stirchley over the past few years and people are now often seen with spade in hand out in local green spaces working as part of this project. They run orchard planting workshops and fun family days. Activities vary from picnics in an orchard to hole digging and planting up trained fruit trellises. There’s also tree grafting, to create new fruit trees.
Part of their work includes work behind Stirchley Library and Stirchley Baths. Using a small patch of land between these buildings and Stirchley Park a group has come together to improve the look and use of the space by creating a community garden. The garden is being constructed from reclaimed wood and wood from locally felled trees. Once planted up with trees, shrubs, herbs and vegetables the space will give food all year round to local people.
As part of the design of the site wildlife is being encouraged and a space for children to sit outdoors and learn has been included. It’s going to look very welcoming once it’s completed.