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 for every household in the UK’s towns and cities to be within walking distance of a productive, well-cared-for, community-run orchard.

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  • Recruiting new project manager for Greater Manchester

    March 14, 2022 - The Orchard Project is recruiting a project manager to continue our successful programme of community orchard work in and around Manchester! The successful applicant will support local community groups to plant and care for their orchards. They will also provide training in orchard skills, and organise community events. We are looking for someone who is… Read More

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    Manifesting the medicinal orchard

    May 18, 2022 - Orchards have always served communities as an integrated resource of produce. Mycorrhizal fungi networks increase a tree’s capacity to defend against harmful diseases and companion planting increases the likelihood of this unification. As we know from Forest Gardening, we are… Read More

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  • Grant fundraising for your community orchard

    - Need to find funding for your community orchard? This section is for community orchard groups. While it's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, we hope it will get you started with looking for grant funding for your orchard. Websites to search for grant funding Funding Central: https://www.myfundingcentral.co.uk/ This service is free for organisations under… Read More