|Help to Create Edible Askew Road|
Local businesses invited to take part in community event
Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, with the support of Askew Business Network is inviting shops, cafes, restaurants, businesses, estate agents and pubs in the Askew Road to sponsor a fruit tree outside their premises from May 18 - June 9 as part of Edible Askew Road.
This follows the success of last year's Edible High Road in Chiswick, which saw over 50 retailers taking part and creating a river of fruit trees, flowers and herbs along the road, and attracting our native pollinators – bees and butterflies.
Encouraging everyone to appreciate the value of locally produced food and helping insects, the trees will also help to beautify Askew Road, bring people together and share the fun of growing, sharing and transforming the street.
Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is now inviting businesses in the road to sponsor a fruit tree outside their premises during May and June.
Each sponsor will pay £75 for the fruit tree in an attractive container, with surrounding plants, labels and delivery.
After signing up as a sponsor, the fruit tree will be delivered early on May 18 and participants are required to water it and keep it safe, taking it inside at night. Each attractive pot will be labelled with the variety of fruit and information about the project.
After the event businesses can keep their trees or donate them for re-planting in the local area at a school or community garden.
If you would like to take part, email Cathy Maund at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will find more information and details on how to take part and sponsor a fruit tree at Edible Askew Road.
March 11, 2013