Stalybridge Fire Station celebrated World earth Day April 22nd 2015 with Tameside Council East Neighbourhood Services team, who are based at the fire station and worked alongside their fire service partners to create an onsite fruit garden.
The garden includes raspberry and red current bushes as well as some fruit trees and will be used to attract wildlife such as butterflies and bees as well as promote healthy living among staff.
It is being jointly funded by the fire service and voluntary personal contributions from council staff, who rolled up their sleeves alongside Green Watch to plant the garden for World Earth Day - an annual event on which activities worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
This year, 'A Billion Acts of Green' campaign encouraged individuals, groups and organisations to take action and make pledges to work together towards a sustainable future.
East Tameside Integrated Services Manager Kevin Garside said: "Being a neighbourhood team, we feel it's important to lead by example in working with our partners within the community to make a positive difference for World Earth Day. As well as creating a haven for wildlife, we hope the garden will also be a haven for all of us who are based at the fire station and we are looking forward to working together and enjoying the fruits of our labours!"