What is an
An orchard is an area with one or more fruit trees.
- Tower Hamlets Homes residents have
told us that they want to be more involved in food growing projects
- To improve the environment and create
more sustainable food sources
- To utilise under-used green
How will the project be
Tower Hamlets Homes have some funds
for residents to apply to called the You Make A Difference Today
Where can orchards be
On under-used green areas within
neighbourhoods managed by Tower Hamlets Homes.
When will the orchards be planted?
Fruit trees planting season is from
October - March.
Which fruit varieties will be
This is for the residents to decide,
however apples, peaches, plums, greengages and damsons are
recommended for popularity and ease of growing.
Who will take care of
The trees will planted and cared for
by local residents.
How much work will the
- Pruning (once a year)
- Watering (mainly during summer)
- Mulching & weed control
- Keeping watch to prevent
Who will the fruit belong
For enclosed orchards, Orchard Care Groups will get the first
chance to pick, distribute and/or sell the fruit grown.
For open orchards, the fruit will be
free to the public.
How will you prevent ASB and
- Tree guards and stakes to protect
- Orchard Care Groups to act as neighbourhood watch