Planting seeds for a greener future

New Shoots: Jessica Clinton, ten, of  St.George's Primary School and Morgan Tyrrell, ten, of Thornsett Primary School helped to plant sixty trees as part of the New Mills Community Orchard.
New Shoots: Jessica Clinton, ten, of St.George's Primary School and Morgan Tyrrell, ten, of Thornsett Primary School helped to plant sixty trees as part of the New Mills Community Orchard.
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YOUNGER residents in New Mills have been digging in to help plant a new community orchard.

Pupils from St George’s and Thornsett primary schools helped to plant 60 new trees on land off Ollersett Avenue.

Once the trees have matured the fruit will be available for residents to pick, take home and enjoy.

Money for the project has been raised by the Friends of New Mills Community Orchard with a £900 grant from Derbyshire County Council and £100 from New Mills Parade and Fete.

This is the first orchard to be planted through the Friends “Branching Out” project which will see many small orchards planted throughout the town.