Bringing orchards into the heart of urban communities
The Orchard Project is bringing community orchards to cities and towns across the country.
We are re-fruiting the country, working in partnership with communities to plant, manage, restore and harvest from their own orchards. We rebuild orcharding skills, celebrate orchard heritage and contribute to a better, locally-led food system.
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December 2, 2019-What a fruitful year! We planted 2200 fruit trees! We strengthened many orchard communities and brought people together around a common, sustainability-focused purpose. And we enjoyed multiple award nominations - from the BBC's Food and Farming Awards to the National Lottery Awards. Our 2018-19 report is now available. Click the image below to read more… Read More
-Pruning for older, neglected and imperfect fruit trees (MANCHESTER) This one-day workshop will help to restore the older trees within the UK’s 'Best Community Orchard 2017’ at Platt Fields Park, Manchester. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to take back… Read More
December 13, 2019-As winter rolls around and our fruit trees fall dormant once again, we are reminded of our orchard heritage. For centuries, especially in the South-West of England, communities would gather in their orchard for the Wassail. This ceremony promotes the… Read More