Dyke Road Park Community Orchard

by Dyke Road Park Community Garden in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th November 2016 we successfully raised £1,270 with 39 supporters in 28 days

Help us to plant a community orchard alongside our community garden in Dyke Road Park, Brighton.

by Dyke Road Park Community Garden in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far in helping us reach our target, to make the orchard a reality.

We still have lots of ideas for developing the garden, for example planting more trees, growing berry fruits and attending training workshops to learn more about caring for the orchard. 

Please keep pledging to help us make the community garden a truly special place in the city for all to enjoy!


About us

Dyke Road Community Garden was started 4 years ago by a small group of volunteers. We grow a selection of vegetables, salad leaves and herbs. The garden is open to all park users who are welcome to join in or just enjoy the produce from the garden. 

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What we'd like to do

We want to expand the garden by planting a small orchard. The orchard will add to the range of community crops in the garden and encourage people to share in, and enjoy the garden. It will add to the local ecology and enrich the food sources for bees, other insects and birds. The orchard will initially consist of two local Sussex apple varieties, two pears and a plum tree. 

We will be working with Brighton Permaculture Trust which has great expertise in planning and planting community orchards locally. They will support us to plant the trees, ensuring they're adequately protected, and provide ongoing aftercare and training in the care of fruit trees.

Local people will be welcome to join in with the planting and ongoing development of the orchard. 

Why we need your help

Good quality trees are quite expensive and we want to get expert training and support to maintain them. By supporting our project you will be helping to create a wonderful resource for generations to come.

The best planting time for trees is December/January, and we need to order our trees by the end of November at the latest so we don't miss this deadline.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big thank you for supporting our project.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thanks, you're a rock! A stone with your name written on placed in the garden, and a digital thank you.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Come and join us to spend time amongst the trees you helped us plant, and enjoy a springtime herbal tea workshop.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

Join us for high tea in the garden in the spring and help sow wild flower seeds.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Sponsor one of our trees! Come along and help plant your tree, plus your name on a map of the garden.

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