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up close grafting

This March we've propagated hundreds of new fruit trees and taught scores of people the ancient skill of grafting

5 people gathered under an old tree with their long pruning saws

This winter pruning season, as part of our 'Celebrations of Orchards' initiative, a total of 18 pruning workshops have been held, many of which were working with trees over 60 years old.

Passionate about orchards, community and social enterprise? Want to work on our ambitious London-wide project, a Celebration of Orchards, that protects the capital’s rich orchard heritage for future generations. We are looking for three talented people, read on to find out more. 

As winter fully takes hold and your trees enter dormancy it's time to get pruning in your community orchard.

People sitting at table talking

Volunteers from our 10 Celebration of Orchards groups came together in south London for a day of learning and sharing

Lady smiling holding two apples

We had some great volunteers in October, helping us with harvesting, scrub clearance and cider pressing, and giving our local orchard volunteers a welcome boost.

A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who have joined us at our Cider House to help press over 1500kg of apples from all across London.

three volunteers smiling and holding bottles of juice

After much anticipation we are pleased and excited to announce the winning name for The Orchard Project’s 2016 vintage cider.

apple competition

October meant Harvesting and Apple Day celebrations galore; find out about what we got up to at some of the beautiful orchards we are working with here. 

Two ladies with apple from harvesting

Fancy learning new skills in the production of heritage cider and juice, having fun and meeting some new people?

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