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

Our aim is for everyone in cities across the UK to be within easy reach of a thriving community orchard.

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  • How to cultivate biodiversity in your orchard

    - With the right care, orchards can become havens for wildlife, teeming with birds, mammals, and invertebrates. Whether you have an established orchard or are just starting out, this guide will help you attract more biodiversity into your orchard, as well as making it more resilient to climate change. Water One of the best ways to… Read More

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  • Orchard toothcrust fungus

    Valuing old orchards

    February 19, 2024 - My work with trees hasn't really involved fruit trees for food production. Mostly it has focused on safety or development, and having an abundance of fruit dropping onto the highway every year isn't normally celebrated. The closest I had got… Read More

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  • Level 2 Award in Forest Gardening

    - Learn all the skills you need to design, create and manage a forest garden through our six month accredited online course, featuring the videos of Martin Crawford, author of several books on forest gardening and director of the¬†Agroforestry Research Trust.… Read More

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  • Group of four people smiling in an orchard. Credit: Omari Taylor

    Report shines a light on the environmental sector 

    February 5, 2024 - Organisations are working hard to ensure people of colour are better represented within the charity environmental sector, according to The RACE Report published today (5 February). The Orchard Project was one of 142 environmental organisations across the UK to voluntarily contribute data for this study, as part of a collective effort to improve transparency within… Read More