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photo of one of the Fruit trees on campus

26 Mar 2018

Learn to care for fruit trees on-campus - event rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fruit Routes pruning event had to be cancelled last week but it has been rescheduled to take place this Wednesday (28 March).

Have you got fruit trees in your garden, allotments or just want some fresh air at lunchtime? With spring finally arriving; why not learn how to prune fruit trees!

From 12pm-1pm, fruit tree specialist 'Tom the Appleman' will be leading a free session for staff and students at the Barefoot Orchard (opposite Pilkington Library by the weather station).

Participants are recommended to bring their own gloves and secateurs if they have them.

This session is part of the Fruit Routes project at the University.

The initiative aims to develop the campus as an edible landscape; planting fruit trees, increasing foraging opportunities, and sharing knowledge with the wider community through engaging events.

If you are unable to make this session but wish to attend another workshop, please call Rachel Senior on 07837 634655.

To find out more about where on campus you can find the fruit trees and what time of year is best to forage, check out the Fruit Routes map.