A big thanks to all the pupils from St Mary’s Primary School, Leith, who helped to add an extra layer of mulch to the fruit trees in the Leith Links Children’s Orchard this week.
After two decidedly chilly volunteer days in the orchard this spring, the pupils managed to bring some sunshine with them on Friday morning.
The Orchard is looking fantastic at present, as the trees are just coming into blossom. Whilst we don’t expect to get a huge crop of fruit from the trees this year, partly because of the delayed spring we’ve had, and partly because the trees are still pretty young, the extra mulch put down by the pupils will help to keep the grass down from around the trees, and also keep water in the soil over the summer.
Greener Leith is currently in the process of putting together a funding application to enable more local youngsters to get involved in the orchard.
We’re keen to hear from any local schools or youth groups that might want to get involved. If this sounds interesting – please do get in touch.