A CALL has been made for volunteers to plant an incredible edible hedgerow in Llandudno Junction.

The hedgerow will be studded full of edible fruit trees and bushes, and the and the fruit it grows will be freely available for anyone to harvest.

Planting will take place between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday September 29 on land opposite the Catholic Church on Bryn Eglwys, off Victoria Drive.

The hedgerow will feature Welsh heritage varieties, and will include as apples, plums, damsons, pears, various berries, grapes, hazelnuts, and more.

The community ownership of the hedgerow will be emphasised by giving every volunteer the opportunity to label as their plant with a dedication, and the fruit will eventually be freely available for anyone to harvest. Among the attractions, the group will have an apple press, so if anyone has unwanted apples in their garden they can bring them along and try some fresh juice.

Mike Mosey of the Incredible Edible Conwy group said: “This will be a great opportunity to get involved in a project to bring ordinary people into contact with nature, growing their own fresh food and enhancing their local area.

"The hedgerow will be the group’s first project in Llandudno Junction, and is designed to demonstrate what can be done with a little enthusiasm and imagination."

He added: "We want to connect our community through growing and celebrating local food, and we welcome everyone. Basically, if you eat, you're in."

The Conwy group is part of the Incredible Edible Network, an initiative that began 10 years ago in Yorkshire to utilise unloved areas for growing free fruit and vegetables for ordinary people to enjoy. The Conwy group, the first in Wales, was formed in 2013, and has a number of sites ranging from tubs to planting beds, within Conwy's town walls.