Volunteers tending a patch
A team of volunteers dug in this afternoon preparing a new soft fruit bed. A section of turf along the south-facing was lifted and a bed dug over. We’ll then be manuring it and leaving it to rot […]
Knutsford Town Mayor at Wassail
A centuries old ceremony held in Knutsford last weekend at the Crosstown Community Orchard was hailed a success by residents. The first community wassail at the orchard saw the Town Mayor toast the wassail tree to pray for […]
Two WI ladies planting a tree in Knutsford
Two new trees were added to the Crosstown Community Orchard last week to commemorate the centenary of the Cheshire Federation of the Women’s Institute. The Cheshire Federation of the WI was formed in 1920 and celebrated its 100-year […]
A man with blue hair is sowing a meadow
This morning we sowed a wildflower meadow which we hope will bloom well next summer! The meadow was sown using locally sourced seed stock from Cheshire Wildlife Trust; collected from their own meadow in Swettenham. This supports preservation […]
Children play giant Connect 4
The Crosstown Community Orchard opened its gates last Sunday (22nd August) inviting the community to celebrate the creation of their new orchard at their launch party. After a drizzly morning the weather turned to deliver a sunny afternoon […]
Orchard Launch Party Flyer
We’re inviting the community to join us for the ‘official’ launch of the Crosstown Community Orchard. On Sunday 22nd August at 1pm we’re holding a community BBQ (with thanks to the 2nd Knutsford Scouts) with live music and […]
Town Mayor Presents Cheque
We welcomed the Town Mayor, Cllr Stewart Gardiner, to the orchard in July when he presented a cheque for £1,500 towards the orchard on behalf of Knutsford Town Council. Knutsford Town Council is providing funding worth £1,500 through […]
Lyndsey Creates Bug Hotel
WE’VE CREATED A bug hotel in the corner of the orcahrd. Using pallets donated by Travis Perkins and filled with materials collected during previous days preparing the orchard the hotel has a range of habitats created from bricks, […]
Volunteer Richard Vickers planting his whips
A SMALL TEAM of volunteers planted 105 wild harvest whips on Saturday (24th April) at the Crosstown Community Orchard. The whips will fill out the borders of the orchard with productive wild plants which provide a source of […]
A volunteer plants a tree
SPADES were in the ground on Thursday 18th February as the Crosstown Community Orchard was created by a team of volunteers. Knutsford’s first community orchard is located on Mobberley Road behind Mallard Close and is now home to […]
August 2022