An article in the Guardian on 4th July this year describes research by Swiss university ETH Zürich which found that planting trees is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis.
Here at Holderness Community Orchards, we feel proud to be ahead of the curve on this. We will be planting around 30 trees at the end of 2019, which will start absorbing greenhouse gases immediately, and continue to do so for decades, if not centuries,
Prof Tom Crowther, who led the research, said tree planting is “a climate change solution that doesn’t require President Trump to immediately start believing in climate change, or scientists to come up with technological solutions to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere… It is available now, it is the cheapest one possible and every one of us can get involved.”
We hope the community of Hedon will get involved, and by doing so will help to save the planet as well as growing free, healthy food for everyone!