EKG Orchard CSR Day

with Barclays CSR Team
Fruit Routes EKG Orchard Planting with Barclays CSR Team & Volunteers

Fruit Routes EKG Orchard Planting with Barclays CSR Team & Volunteers

EKG Empty Plots
Matt with EKG Orchard Bare Root Fruit Trees
Assembling for fruit tree planting training
Grandpa Joe shows where the fruit tree was grafted
The CSR team sets to work planting fruit trees
Families planted the fruit trees together
Barclays CSR Team learn to prune fruit trees before planting
Barclays CSR Team Pruning the top of the fruit tree
Post knocker training
Using the Post Knocker at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
Using the Post Knocker is a two person job
More two person post knocking at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
A toddler and his mum show everyone how post knocking is done
The youngest person is in charge of post knocking
Toddler planting a fruit tree at the EKG Fruit Routes orchard
Fruit Routes volunteer Sarah Pugh
This EKG Fruit Routes orchard plot is almost complete
Members of the Barclays CSR team survey their work at Fruit Routes
Some of the Barclays CSR team at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
Members of the Barclays CSR team at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
The completed Fruit Routes EKG Orchard tree nursery
Planting apple trees on the EKG site to create a Fruit Route around the path
The top orchard planted at the EKG site
The EKG orchard tree nursery completed
The Barclays CSR day is over at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard and a job well done
Emily from the Barclays CSR team at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
Claire from the Barclays CSR team at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
Another member from the Barclays CSR team at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
Sarah from Fruit Routes digs with a Barclays CSR volunteer at the Fruit Routes EKG orchard
The Barclays CSR Team managers have a well earned cuppa at the Fruit Routes EKG Orchard

Barclays Branches out in the community

Members of Barclays Bank branches in Birkenhead and Wallasey signed up as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to work alongside volunteers from the local community to create a new Fruit Routes community orchard.

They agreed to help plant a heritage apple orchard and fruit tree nursery at the Edward Kemp Community Gardens in Ashville Road Birkenhead, Wirral, United Kingdom.

The orchards will help people reconnect with nature and will leave a legacy which can be enjoyed by future generations. It is hoped the orchards will bring people together to experience food growing and to improve their quality of life now and in the future.

Over 200 apple trees were planted in one day by volunteers of all ages starting from just 3 years old. Fruit Routes also donated apple trees to local schools and projects which will allow disabled children and schools to grow fruit in their own orchard.

Spend your CSR time with Fruit Routes

If you belong to an organisation with a CSR programme and would like to get contribute time towards one of the many and varied roles within a Fruit Routes project, please get in touch.