Create a Wildflower Meadow near Macclesfield

by Apple Farmer Rob in Rainow, England, United Kingdom

Create a Wildflower Meadow near Macclesfield
We did it
On 11th April 2019 we successfully raised £2,000 with 38 supporters in 49 days

Let's create an amazing wildflower meadow for people to visit, set amongst our working orchards - supporting a whole host of native wildlife

by Apple Farmer Rob in Rainow, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we exceed our target we will invest in traditional tools for volunteers to use to help us manage the meadow and also increase the area sown as wildflower. We will use extra funds to help educate children about the importance of wildlife habitat.


We set up our orchards in 2014 and quickly saw how the local environment improved and a much broader range of species moved in to make their home. We deliberately leave the grass long between the trees and its this grass we'd love to turn into native wildflower meadow. That way we can continue to provide food and habitat for solitary bees, honeybees, butterflies, moths and a whole host of other wildlife, for decades to come. The money raised would be used to fund the transition, creating an extremely important haven. We want people to have access to the meadow and to take up traditional heritage rural activities, to help us manage it. We already work hand in hand with our local communities creating artisan apple juice through The Random Apple Company, and it is this community aspect we want to build on.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A guided tour of the orchards and wildflower meadow by our head orchardist. You can see and hear the orchard come to life and enjoy tea and cake with us whilst you absorb the beauty of your surroundings.

£150 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£150 Reward

A 'private' guided tour for you of the orchards and wildflower meadow by our head orchardist. You can see and hear the orchard come to life and enjoy some tea and cake with us whilst you absorb the beauty of your surroundings. You will have a tour of our Applery and sample a range of the juices and delicious treats we make in Swanscoe.

£300 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£300 Reward

Afternoon tea and a private guided tour for you and a friend, of the orchards and wildflower meadow by our head orchardist. You can see and hear the orchard come to life and enjoy a traditional home made afternoon tea with us whilst you absorb the beauty of your surroundings. You will have a tour of our Applery and sample a range of the juices and delicious treats we make in Swanscoe.

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