Team: The Fruit and Nut Tree Group


Last Updated: Over a year ago

Convenor:

Marie Crowe

Email: marieandtrev@xtra.co.nz

Tel: 216 5690 or 0272078575

Purpose:

To plant fruit trees in public places in South Invercargill that will provide fresh home grown fruit free for the picking. To teach South Alive residents how to grow and care for fruit trees.

What have we done?

  • Planted 15 feijoa trees at Aurora College for Arbour day and 5 feijoa trees at Fernworth Primary
  • Planted 71 fruit trees of various species in 6 public spaces in South Invercargill
  • Planted 3 fruit trees at New River Primary School
  • Organised a fruit tree grafting workshop for the community where participants learned how to graft, and were able to take home their tree for $5
  • Made or obtained mulch for 99% of our orchards
  • Maintaining all the trees and orchard areas
  • Fundraising barbecues to be almost self supporting for purchase of trees, equipment and vests
  • Locations where trees are planted – Ascot Tce; Ettrick Street; Dumbarton Park; Manse St; Dumbeath Street; Panton St Park; McQuarrie St Park; Wagner St

Forward Plan

  • Planting plan for 2015, which will be mainly fruiting bushes planted under existing trees
  • Pruning in the autumn
  • Another fruit tree grafting workshop