Here’s the link to a four minute film about Tameside’s Hyde Park Orchard, telling the story of how local people have been involved in the project to make it a fantastic place for the community:

http://youtu.be/jMXg0qj7jYA

A number of new features are being installed, including an entrance sculpture and wildlife trail, an outdoor classroom, wildflower meadow, soft fruits, information boards as well as seats and a banqueting-style picnic table.

The new facilities in the orchard will be launched next Wednesday 11th July 1.30 – 3pm.
Please RVSP here if you would like to attend: http://hyde-park-community-orchard.eventbrite.com/

The film and orchard improvements have been funded by Groundwork UK and Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces Programme. The film was made by Boz Heyward and Phil Korbel.

A group of local supporters has been formed to help organise community activities in the orchard –  please contact hydeparkorchard@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved.

Read more about the project on the Operation Farm blog at http://www.operationfarm.wordpress.com