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

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  • A silver lining: orchard course provides a “lifeline” during the pandemic

    February 9, 2021 - In August 2020, 17 new students gathered in London’s Valentine Park for their first training session of our Certificate in Community Orcharding (CICO) course. Unknowingly, this was the one of the few times that the participants would enjoy the physical presence of group gathering for many months to come. The winter lockdown has been gruelling… Read More

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  • Creating an inspiring community orchard

    - Ideas on how to create and develop a community orchard. You can find out about seasonal orchard care, designs, mapping and our special guest speakers who will inspire you into how to make your greenspace into a fruitful community hub.… Read More

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  • Women in Cider

    March 5, 2021 - March marks International Women's History Month, so what better way to celebrate than to highlight the important role of women in cider! Cider production in the UK has a long, rich history, within which women have been deeply intertwined, however, largely… Read More

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