Apple blossom

How we achieved our goals?

  • We planted 42 orchards in the course of 3 years;
  • All activities were led by young people and support staff, including community volunteers;
  • With a series of practical workshops centre staff and young people were trained to give support to new residents and to mentor attendees of YMCA Youth Groups;
  • A Young People’s Panel was appointed and helped shape the project and oversee the Annual Orchard Competition.
  • Youth Survey was conducted to investigate young people's perception of local outside spaces, how they are used and managed;
  • Project website and free online resources were made available for all sites, youth groups and supported housing groups to use for information, inspiration and practical advice.

Apples account for 50% of the world's fruit tree production

 

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