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All welcome to this from 10.30 a.m. onwards, either to do a spot of work or just to view the site and chat!  The location is just west of the entrance to the Loop which is on Sherwood Street, Fallowfield.  Here is a map
 
The main job is to do a preliminary clearance of the undergrowth on the proposed orchard site – brambles, saplings and other growth – and possibly to mark out where the planting holes might go. There is also some rubbish collection from the Sherwood Street entrance to do. Please bring tools relevant to these tasks if you can.  Suggested tools are: saw, cutters, shears, spade, rake.  Please also wear suitable shoes/boots and gloves.  The orchard site is under the Wellington Road bridge and across the bridge over the stream immediately to the right.

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Volunteers from the Friends and from the Sale and Altrincham Conservation Volunteers at work near the lattice bridge, during our work day today.  Meanwhile other tasks were being done nearby to clear litter and prepare the ground at the site of the planned community orchard near Crayfield Road.

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As part of our Levenshulme community orchard project, we are holding a work session on Sunday 19th February, based at the Crayfield Road entrance to the Loop in Levenshulme, from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m.

The major part of this session is to tidy up the area of the old Levenshulme station site and adjoining bits of the Loop towards Errwood Road and the Highfield Park lattice bridge.  We will also be marking up the orchard site for location of the fruit trees.

All are welcome to help with litter-picking and other small tasks, including explaining what’s going on to passing Loop users.  The Friends will provide litter-pickers and rubbish bags and have some strong gloves available (but please bring your own gloves if you can).  We recommend suitable footwear for rough ground.  Secateurs and/or loppers may also be useful.

We welcome your help, however much or little time you have available.

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