Askew Business Network is supporting Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) to invite shops, cafes, restaurants, businesses, estate agents and pubs in the Askew Road to sponsor a fruit tree outside their premises from 18th May-9th June, 2013.

This year, as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, we want to create a river of fruit trees along the Askew Road – underplanted with flowers and herbs to encourage our native pollinators – bees and butterflies.

WHY GET INVOLVED?

This community event for the Askew Road – a road featuring mainly independent shops – is designed to bring people together and enjoy the fun of growing, sharing and transforming the street.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

After signing up as a sponsor, your fruit tree will be delivered early on 18th May. You need to water it and keep it safe, taking it inside at night. Each attractive pot will be labelled with the variety of fruit and information about the project. After the event you can keep your tree or donate it for re-planting in the local area at a school or community garden.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Each sponsor will pay £75 for the fruit tree in an attractive container, with surrounding plants, labels and delivery. Early bird discount £65 for sign-up before 8th March

GETTING INVOLVED

Please email Cathy Maund, info@hcga.org.uk, if you would like to take part.

The Edible High Road in Chiswick last year was very successful, with over 50 retailers taking part. The more retailers who take part in Askew Road, the better it will look.

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