new orchard at Little Assynt
On a lovely sunny day in March, the Seed Truck group from FIfe visited Little Assynt to help schoolchildren plant a new orchard. Culag Community Woodland Trust Project Officer Fiona Saywell and CALL’s Outreach Officer Romany Garnett, helped children from Lochinver Primary School and Stoer Primary School to plant seven heritage varieties of apples:
Beauty of Moray
Tower Of Glamis
Everyone enjoyed the storytelling. With the help of Fiona, P3s and 4s had even written their own story about each variety. These were read out to the group as they stood by each tree and then welcomed them with percussion and a tune on the pipes from the Seed Truck’s Fergus.
There are plans to hold an annual Apple Day to celebrate re-fruiting this part of the northwest. Viv