A Richmond community group is organising two free scavenger hunts in two of its landshare projects next weekend.
Community group TRY - Growing Food Together will be giving families the chance to forage for fruits and berries and learn more about growing fruit at the Quarry Road Community Orchard, and the Batts Old Orchard on Saturday 10 September.
Sally Reckert, of TRY, says: "The scavenger hunts will be great fun for families, with prizes, and treats for everyone. Also, we hope to accept a few volunteers for both sites, they don’t have to be experienced fruit-growers, as we’ll provide training if it's needed. Enthusiasm is what we're after!"
The community group are hoping to create a brand-new orchard from scratch in a meadow above Richmond at the Quarry Road site and aims to restore a historic eighteenth-century orchard near the River Swale with the Batts project. In both cases, the orchards will be managed to sustain a wide range of biodiversity.
The scavenger hunts are on Saturday 10 September, from 12.30pm to 3.00pm, on the corner of Quarry Road and Green Howards Road, and from 4pm to 6pm on Park Wynd. No booking is required.