First planting heralds start of the fruit orchard Tuesday 19 July was a historic occasion at the Noosa Men’s Shed. The ‘gardening team’ planted the first two of a planned 30 tree fruit orchard.
With a designated area, the team is looking to expand the orchard as quickly as possible as the trees, depending on variety, take some years to bear fruit. The two trees planted were A and B variety avocados which were donated by Ian Broadfoot.
To achieve its objective of building a significant orchard, the Noosa Men’s Shed ‘gardening team’ is seeking donations of suitable fruit trees. This can be in the way of a tree or a cash donation to purchase one. The donors of trees will receive recognition via a plaque that will detail the tree and the name of the donor or donors.
The two avocados planted on Tuesday will be named in Ian Broadfoot’s honour. In addition to Ian Broadfoot’s donation, Ron Blackman has gifted the orchard a ruby grapefruit.