This winter, we have been busy, as always, at the Prospect Hill Community Orchard! During these frigid winter months, we have bundled up in our balaclavas, buckled our snow boots, and devoted ourselves to pruning over 3,000 apple trees and 150 peach trees. We are making our way through the orchard, with just a few more chilly weeks ahead of us before we can retire our saws and loppers. We couldn’t do it without the help of our dedicated volunteers and friends, the much esteemed ‘Tuesday Crew.” While everyone has enjoyed the snow, we can safely say that we’re looking forward to the promise of spring.
This season we welcome Savannah Eades as the Orchard Assistant. You may have already seen her around the orchard last fall helping with the apple harvest or this winter pruning the fruit trees. Savannah was a 2017 intern at CHP where her friendly disposition and positive attitude made her a joy to work with. We are so grateful to now have her as a permanent part of the team! She received her BA in Environmental Studies from Clark University in 2018 and is now excited to be pursuing her interests in agriculture.