Environmental Project Plants more than 400 Trees in and around Watford
More than 400 trees have been planted across three sites in and around Watford as part of an environmental project to help fix the planet.
The trees were planted at The Grove, Woodoaks Farm and Collett School by a group of volunteers led by Hertfordshire’s Lord-Lieutenant Robert Voss, with a further 400 planned for February. In addition, ten Feeding our Future ‘Urban Orchards’ are due to be planted next spring.
Funded by Watford Community Housing, the orchards are designed to be living and tech-enabled billboards to inspire people to reconnect with food production and reduce their own food waste.
Sharon Gaffney, who runs Verde Business Solutions and co-founded the project, sourced 200 fruit trees for the initiative, with a partner the More Trees Campaign.
The campaign was so impressed by the plan to plant the urban orchards, they offered more than 800 more trees to be planted as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.