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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  • London Community Orchard Summit & Microfunder!

    October 16, 2019 -   As part of National Tree Week The Orchard Project is teaming up with the Mayor of London to run a Community Orchard Summit and Microfunder, open to anyone interested in community orchards! This free event takes places on Sunday 24th November, 12 to 5pm, at Redmond Community Centre near Manor House in north London.… Read More

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  • Meet Pedal Pedal Squish Squish @ Unicorn Grocery

    - Celebrate Apple Day 2019 @ Unicorn in Chorlton Fresh off the back of appearing at Moor Nook Park's Apple Day on the 5th October we're prepping 'Pedal Pedal Squish Squish' for another outing of juicy fun. You'll find us outside… Read More

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  • Introducing the Velojuicer

    October 14, 2019 - Introducing the Velojuicer - a pedal powered apple pressing machine The Velojuicer is a brand new invention for making juice at community apple days. It is a new improved version of the traditional scratter and press and is great fun… Read More

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  • Helping Young Trees Establish in Summer

    - Our summers are getting hotter, and this can be challenging for young fruit trees in the city trying to establish and spread their roots. Studies have shown that it is common for 30% of planted urban trees to die in the first year after planting. The figure can sometimes reach 70%. Lack of water and… Read More