Growing edible fruit trees equals: cheap, healthy, food which absorbs carbon and is also good for the birds and bees.
Here's our top ten favourite edible tree and shrub species; all suitable for planting in the garden or school grounds:
Apple - many varieties to suit location
Currents - Many varieties - Black, Red, White
Hazel - The hedge layer's favourite
Cherries and Plums - Many varieties inc 'Cherry Plum' which is a great hedge shrub.
Over the coming weeks, we'll feature more about the benefits of each of these.
Do you have any other favourites or may be a good recipe? Please let us know.