We’ve had great turnouts at our Wednesday work parties the last couple weeks. Quite a few lovely new volunteers from our Apple day plus our DOE students as well as our few regulars. We’ve been concentrating on clearing around the trees & laying down mulch as well as clearing the outskirts of the orchard that are thick brambles. We’ve bought quite a few new tools (Japanese razor hoes, mini mattock pick axes & some more hoes) with the donation from St Ives Community Fund. We needed some smaller tools for the younger volunteers to use & these are ideal.