Local fruit growing given support

Local fruit growing given support

by Maggie Grand on April 21, 2013

As part of National Rotary week a group of Rotarians spent a day out of doors helping at the Northchurch site of local charity Sunnyside Rural Trust.  The charity works with adult with learning disabilities through horticultural work experience and there are always projects requiring help.

The team from the Berkhamsted and Bulbourne Rotary Club planted wooden posts and wire frames to support the10 varieties of summer and autumn fruiting raspberry plants in the soft fruit area.    Geoff Budd, one of the group, commented that “It has been hard work but very enjoyable and we’ve had a gloriously sunny day for it.  We can see the results of our labour and the raspberries will now benefit over many years from the substantial framework we’ve built.”

The Trust grows all kinds of plants, fruit and vegetables on their three sites which are sold along with their free range eggs on the weekly Thursday Berkhamsted market as well as from the onsite shop at Northchurch as part of their social enterprise.

The Rotarians were also pleased to see the chickens thriving again at Northchurch having helped last summer with funding to build protective runs for the flock following repeated attack from foxes.

The Rotary focus their efforts on community support both locally and internationally through their End Polio Now campaign which is now in its 25th year.

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