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A new orchard for Kinghorn!

A community orchard is to be established at Kinghorn Loch thanks to a grant Kinghorn Community Land Association (KCLA) has received through Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ initiative. To celebrate this, and to get the orchard started, KCLA has teamed up with the Ecology Centre and Kinghorn in Bloom to organise Kinghorn’s first ‘Orchard Day’ on Sunday 20th March 2016 from 11am until 3pm.

This will provide anyone from the local community, including families, with the opportunity to come along and plant fruit trees and learn about tree care. ‘Appletreeman’, Andrew Lear, will be on hand to provide expert advice.

Around 40 trees will be planted, including native varieties of apple, pear, plum and quince. Another orchard day planned for the autumn will take the total number of trees to around 80. The orchard will be established on a piece of land next to (south east) of the new Ecology Centre. This was purchased by KCLA on behalf the community in March 2015. Volunteers wishing to participate can just turn up but you can reserve a tree to plant by contacting Alison Crook at the Ecology centre,

Tesco has teamed up with greenspace scotland to launch its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. Nearest Tesco stores to Kinghorn are in Cardenden and various locations in Dunfermline.

Voting for the Kinghorn community orchard would increase the scope of what we are able to do with the orchard, including the development of additional growing space.