Gedling borough schools are being offered free fruit trees to create orchards

This campaign aims to improve the wellbeing of young people and nurture their skills to create a positive change to their environment.

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Free fruit trees are being offered to schools in Gedling borough so they can create orchards to harvest for healthy foods.

The scheme in Nottinghamshire is being run in partnership with Veolia and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Each successful school will join Veolia’s network of national orchards which are being supported by the community action charity, Groundwork.

This campaign aims to improve the wellbeing of young people and nurture their skills to create a positive change to their environment.

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The maturing fruit orchards will become a source of healthy food for schools, whilst also helping to improve their local air quality and create new habitats for wildlife.

Successful applicants will be informed from Monday, July 18, with tree deliveries taking place during September and October.

The trees will be accompanied by an information pack on how to plant the trees and harvest the fruit, making this a unique learning opportunity for pupils.

Schools can apply online at www.veolia.co.uk/veolia-orchard for their free fruit trees until Friday, July 8. 

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