Growing project to build Sheffield community

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 Gleadless Valley estate  Aug 26 2002
p5 lead Gleadless Valley estate Aug 26 2002
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A Sheffield charity which works to improve different areas of the city are looking for volunteers to help plant an orchard.

Members of Reach South Sheffield are to begin the planting challenge later today as part of a community growing project in Gleadless Valley.

The work will be carried out in partnership with Grow Sheffield, a not for profit organisation that works across the city to raise awareness of the benefits of growing, harvesting and sharing food across communities.

Staff and volunteers from Reach South Sheffield and Grow Sheffield will begin work on planting an orchard of up to 20 fruit trees at Herdings Community and Heritage Centre, Morland Road, Gleadless, from 9.30am.

Along with the orchard planting, horticulture courses will be held in the next year, along with a range of other learning opportunities.

The purpose of theses sessions will be to help keen gardeners to develop skills in growing and gain an understanding of the benefits of healthy eating for their health and wellbeing.

These sessions will be held in six or seven week blocks.

Volunteers are welcome this morning. Please meet at the Herdings Community and Heritage Centre and wear suitable clothing. Tools and supervision will be provided.

For further information about the planting sessions today or the courses which will be available please call Wes Peters on 0114 2394466.

For information about more volunteer opportunities with the charity, please visit www.reachsouthsheffield.org.uk.