The vision of Fruit Routes is to plant fruit, nut trees and edible plants along footpaths and cycle paths across the university campus creating a spring snowfall of blossom and an autumnal abundance of fresh fruits and berries for harvesting, eating and distributing.
Different varieties of pears, plums, damsons, greengages, hazels, almonds, apples and hedgerow species suited to the local environment - and the changing climate - will be planted with and cared for by people who live, work and pass through these places providing an annual feast for years to come.
Fruit Routes provide an enriched habitat for people, plants, insects and animals, as well as a location for cultural activities and outdoor learning.
This new project is funded by the University Landscape Master Plan in line with the Biodiversity Action Plan and is managed by the Sustainability Manager at Loughborough University working with project founder artist Anne-Marie Culhane. The project began life as a proposal for RADAR’s Building Green season in 2010.
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