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Scotmid launches Community Orchard scheme

16 December 2022

Scotmid launches Community Orchard scheme

An environmental and wellbeing initiative that will benefit almost 200 communities across Scotland has been launched by Scotmid.

Scotmid Community Orchard funding will allow fruit trees and bushes to be planted across the communities Scotmid serves. The sites, of five or more plants, will then form part of a Scotland-wide orchard of thousands of trees and bushes.

The retailer is seeking a group near each of its stores to plant five or more fruit trees or bushes within a community space. They will award £200 to each successful applicant, to fund the purchase of plants.

The initiative has been created to encourage people to work together, increasing physical activity and improving local environments. Orchards offer volunteering opportunities throughout the year as well as the chance to learn new skills, create habitats for wildlife and produce an array of edible produce.

Scotmid is seeking a group near each of its stores across Scotland to plant five or more fruit trees or bushes. If you are interested in finding out more or applying for funding, click here