The London Orchard Project is a new initiative to plant and harvest fruit trees in London with the aim of reconnecting urban communities to the joys of growing food and to each other, as they work together to plant orchards in some of the most socially deprived areas of the city. The project offers training to communities in how to find unused land on which to plant trees and care for them in the long term. Schools are very much involved with the whole process, which provides raw material for science, maths and cookery lessons – and, indeed, school lunches.

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