The Fruit-full Communities project was run by Learning through Landscapes, running from January 2016 to April 2019. Fruit-full Communities worked with 11-24 year olds at YMCA and Foyer housing schemes across England and Wales, equipping them with the skills and confidence needed to transform green spaces through the creation of orchards.
Young people worked together with support staff to plan, design and plant their orchards, also learning about tree care and maintenance as well as careers in the Green Economy. They also had the opportunity to learn about the importance of trees in protecting the environment and make connections with other young people working with trees in African countries.
Josh took part in the project and you can read his story here. Leaning Through Landscapes also released its evaluation report from the Fruit-full Communities project which you can read here.