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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January 30, 2020-We are pleased to announce Alys Fowler as patron of the Orchard Project for 2020. We’re delighted to welcome this acclaimed author, broadcaster and horticulturalist to the team. Based in Birmingham, Alys has led a fruitful career in urban permacultulre – a theme which resonates deeply with our mission. You may be familiar with her weekly gardening column in the Guardian, and she… Read More
-Greyfriars Kirk are being supported by The Orchard Project and The Church of Scotland's Eco Congregation in developing an orchard in this world heritage site. We will be planting heritage trees that were celebrated in the 17th century, as part… Read More
February 18, 2020-The 12th of January 2020 saw us plant The Orchard Project’s first community orchard of the planting season, and the first of the new decade! That marks around 420 new community orchards planted across the UK since the inception of… Read More