Sunday’s BBC Countryfile focussed on the Orchards of South Devon. In a truly lovely piece, which resonated with such warm vibrations, Community Project Officer Nicky Bailey described how:
‘The fruit isn’t the apple, the fruit is the space and the place for people to come together and make that connection with each other and with nature, and I think in recent times that’s been even more important’.
Totally agree. Here’s some pictures of COPSE and community partners doing just that....
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.