Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Community Orchard at the Captains Garden - #CrowdFundKent




Help us create an orchard for The Captain’s Garden!

We’ve launched an ambitious new project as part of our mission to bring the historic Captain’s Garden back to life – and we need your help.

The plan is to create a beautiful and diverse orchard that can be enjoyed by everyone in Deal and the surrounding area, by planting a range of 100 fruit, nut and flowering trees around the garden and lining the paths.

Apple, pear, cherry and nut trees will add to the biodiversity of the garden, as well as providing a beautiful oasis for people and wildlife alike. In particular, the blossom in springtime and the fruit in autumn will be enjoyed by everyone.

We want this to be a space that can be used by the whole community for practical activities and educational purposes, as well as for socialising and relaxing in the nature-filled surroundings. We aim to involve the local community in creation of the orchard, through volunteer tree planting days and activities to care for the trees as they grow.

We plan to start planting trees in Autumn 2021, with a series of orchard-related events held throughout the project.

How you can help

We have launched a crowd-funding campaign as part of #CrowdFundKent which is backed by KCC to raise the £6,215 needed to buy trees, compost, mulch and tools, and to train volunteers and community members to plant and nurture the new orchard.

You can contribute to the crowd-funder via Spacehive, using this link: https://www.spacehive.com/captainsgardenatdealcastle

The crowd funding runs to 1st September - its a all-or-nothing crowdfund. If we do not met our target your pledge will not be taken. If we raise more money it will go directly into planting and paths for the garden.

For more details see the Deal With It contact info@dealwithit.org.uk