Bringing orchards into the heart of urban communities.

We are the only national charity dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards.

Our aim is that every household in the UK’s town and cities be within walking distance of a productive, well-cared-for, community-run orchard.

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  • Quench your thirst with Hawkes and you’ll be donating to our orchard movement!

    August 24, 2021 - Today we launch a new chapter in our journey to plant and preserve community orchards across our urban landscapes. Our cider team has changed its food-waste reduction mission this year. Through a new partnership with well-established, carbon-negative cidery, Hawkes, the apple donation scheme we previously ran in London, is now able to expand nationally. On… Read More

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  • Certificate in Community Orcharding (14 days across a year)

    - Come on our brilliant orcharding course and become an accredited community orchardist. Our Level 3 Certificate in Community Orcharding (CICO) teaches you everything you need to know about designing and managing community orchards. You will benefit from our expert team… Read More

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  • Diary of a CICO student

    September 20, 2021 - Our Certificate in Community Orcharding (CICO) is the UK’s first and only accredited course in community orchards. One of our committed students, Tamasin, has kindly shared her CICO journey with us below. If you're considering signing up to the course… Read More

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