Planting fruit trees
We have helped to plant several orchards locally. In 2010, in a previous incarnation when she ran the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden, 240 heritage fruit trees (selected by Karen) were planted in the walled gardens at Chiswick House.
In 2012 Abundance created the Edible High Road along Chiswick High Road, to celebrate the first Chelsea Fringe Festival. Over 50 of Chiswick’s shops joined together to create a river of fruit trees. After the Fringe the trees were distributed in the area, with six of the local schools taking several trees each for permanent planting, and many going up to the orchard at Dukes Meadows (begun in 2005). Many of the businesses fell in love with their trees and decided to keep them and plant them permanently themselves. The following year Abundance mentored several other groups around London who created Edible High Roads (eg. Hammersmith’s Askew Road, Forest Hill).
In 2016 Karen created the Salopian Garden in Isleworth, again with a selection of heritage espaliered fruit trees.
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