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It was a moment we had long been waiting for. Over the years we had to remove a number of our fruit trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard. One of our paw paw trees died this past winter. And in 2015 and 2016 a cherry and apricot tree had bacterial canker and we had to dig them out to prevent this problem from spreading to other trees.
But this year, thanks to donations from our wonderful friends, families and neighbours, we were able to afford to buy three replacement trees to plant in our orchard and that’s what we did recently in our park. Continue reading
This weekend eight dedicated volunteers came to Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard to care for our fruit trees and pollinator garden. It was a wonderful day like all of our stewardship days. Janina and Audrey were in the west side of the park, working on expanding the mulch circles around our beautiful apple trees. And in the west side of the park, Susan, Sherry, Giselle, Lynn, Zsuzsa and Rafaela were weeding the garden bed. Focused on the task at hand, initially we didn’t realize we had a mysterious visitor in our midst… Continue reading