Eco Drama hosted a community orchard planting event in Townhead, Glasgow City Centre on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of November. Over the 2 days, an orchard of 30 Scottish heritage fruit trees were planted in an underused space at the back of the recently built Townhead Village Hall. With expert guidance from the ‘Appletreeman’ Andrew Lear, over 70 volunteers of all ages helped to dig holes, plant trees and protect them with the necessary stakes and guards. Many of these volunteers also undertook training in fruit tree after-care and pruning. The orchard was unveiled to the sounds of Scottish pipes and the Townhead community were then invited to enjoy entertainment that included a display of over 80 apple varieties, live folk music, face-painting, apple pressing and a performance of Eco Drama’s production ‘The Forgotten Orchard’. Hungry stomachs were filled with locally sourced apples, home-made cakes, and Parsnip and Apple soup.
To view pictures and a video clip from the event click here