Developing resilient communities with the skills to plant, care for and harvest fruit trees; helping us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.
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.
Join Us! Help the UK's community orchards to thrive by becoming a member.
December 11, 2018-On Monday 10th, our 35-day long Crowdfunding campaign finished. We raised a total of £18,180 (before adding Gift Aid), which exceeds our target amount of £17,500. Almost 300 people backed the campaign, and it was heart-warming to read their encouraging comments. We want to extend our sincere and grateful thanks to everyone who donated, supported… Read More
January 8, 2019-Formative Pruning Workshop 9:30am - 1:00pm: This time we're at Europe's longest Orchard, in Cottingley, Leeds. We'll learn from expert Mark Simmonds how to prune young fruit trees to encourage fruit production, and then have chance to try our hand… Read More
January 22, 2019-Cath Palgrave is a proud graduate of our Certificate in Community Orchard Management, a six or twelve month, Level 3, fully comprehensive course. She shares her path from discovering the joys of orchards to assisting others in establishing community fruit… Read More
-They don't call it hard graft for nothing but once you get the knack of it, you can start your own mini nursery of fruit trees all of which will have the same desirable qualities that their parents have. Read More