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A community group in Crown planted 100 trees across the area throughout April and February

By Imogen James

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Thomas Lacroix tree planting.
Thomas Lacroix tree planting.

After receiving a grant of £2500 from the Pebble Trust, Crown Connects bought a range of plum and apple trees to be given out locally.

They were given to volunteers to be grown in their gardens as well as SHIMCA, Inverness Creative Academy and Crown Primary School. The group will continue to provide advice and support to the people taking part and will share produce locally in the community cupboard and other ways.

Marion McDonald, of Crown Connects, said: “Crown Connects is a new local charity which started as a community support group in lockdown, delivering meals and picking up prescriptions and so on.

"There is interest in creating more green space and perhaps a community garden. In the meantime, this project allows us to help people grow fruit in their own gardens, we will share advice and support each other, and eventually hopefully share our harvest too, in a few years’ time!”

The group recently hosted a community planning day where locals got the chance to share their thoughts on the area.

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