Planting an edible forest

ORA planting for Gulf News web
Onetangi can now boast a fledgeling community fruit forest after members of the Onetangi Residents’ Association turned out in force to plant trees donated by the Waiheke Local Board. A total of 22 trees – including citrus, stone and pip fruit – were planted on reserve land adjoining Onetangi Community Hall.
The Association’s vice president Peter Lennox said the Board-initiated edible forest scheme presented a great opportunity to provide a resource that will benefit the whole community in years to come.
“Many families in Onetangi don’t have land that would support fruit trees or are renting and cannot plant. I love the idea of the hall reserve being a place for residents to access fresh fruit for generations to come.”
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