Many hands make light work!
The Community Orchard in Hyde Park was buzzing with activity recently when a joint event planned by Tameside 4 Good and Operation Farm saw a multitude of busy bees tackling spring jobs!
TMBC Countryside volunteers were joined by a team of TMBC apprentices, staff from New Charter and Operation Farm’s home grown volunteers to tackle orchard tasks such as weeding, mulching and the planting of new trees. This will hopefully see a bumper harvest this year from the young trees and a superb display of widlflowers in the meadow.
Another long overdue task was painting Operation Farm’s storage container a lovely shade of green to make it blend in with the park surroundings – there was even time to carry out a spring clean of the contents with all equipment now ready to support a full activity diary over the coming months.
A donation from Tameside Council, from Ward monies held by Councillor Raja Miah of Hyde Werneth Ward supported costs for the day including a lunch to fuel volunteers hard work on the day.
The day was a great success and the teams’ contribution will help Operation Farm in their vision to create more opportunities around growing food, promoting health and wellbeing and providing an educational resource for the benefit of people in Tameside and beyond.
Look out for some free family fun in the orchard over the summer…dates will be posted on the blog https://operationfarm.wordpress.com/ and on the Operation Farm Facebook page.
To find out more about Tameside 4 Good and see how you or your company can get involved in volunteering or fundraising (from bag packing to sky diving!) see the website http://tameside4good.org.