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Community unites to plant memorial orchard




Greener Growth, a local community interest company, were planting a community orchard on the Howard Estate. Residents have the chance to adopt trees in memory of loved ones. ''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton
Greener Growth, a local community interest company, were planting a community orchard on the Howard Estate. Residents have the chance to adopt trees in memory of loved ones. ''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Residents of the Howard Estate, in Bury St Edmunds, came together last week for the planting of 40 fruit trees in the Howard Memorial Orchard.

The project, which saw families adopt a tree in memory of a loved one, was led by community interest company Greener Growth in partnership with the Howard Estate Residents and Tenants Association, Cllr Paul Hopfensperger and Fulchers Funeral Directors.

Around 150 people attended the planting on Thursday, April 19, and Saturday, April 21.

Joannah Metcalfe, founder of Greener Growth, said: “It went incredibly well. All members of the community, all of different ages and backgrounds, came together. This is why we’re doing it in the first place. It was great to see.”



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