Jaxson Wyenberg

Community digs in at Ocean Park orchard

Around 150 volunteers turned out to a Nov. 12 planting event at the Ocean Park Community Orchard in South Surrey

A little bit of rain was no deterrent to participants at the Ocean Park Community Orchard‘s planting event Saturday.

Organizers said around 150 enthusiastic volunteers turned out for to the orchard – on city land located at 12815 22 Ave. – to learn more about the community-initiated effort, take in planting demonstrations and help plant trees, shrubs and bulbs.

“We planted 34 trees, 2,300 bulbs and numerous berry bushes and only had a bit of drizzle,” Linda Stanley Wilson said by email.

The orchard was approved by the city last July, about a year after the idea took took root.

Planting demonstration

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