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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  • We are recruiting!

    January 13, 2021 - We are recruiting for a paid intern role to help us deliver our training programme. This is a great opportunity to join The Orchard Project's team, working to improve and administer our training programmes to support local community orcharding. Working as part of a friendly and supportive team, you will be helping to improve the environment, build… Read More

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  • Introducing our Orchard Design Kit

    January 19, 2021 - One of the first steps when we encounter a new group is gathering them together for an orchard design session. Rather than dictate what we think a community should plant and where each tree should go, we listen and respond… Read More

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  • Making Leaf Mould

    - We often talk about the importance of keeping the root circle of your trees covered with woodchip mulch. You can make your mulch even better by introducing a mix of decomposed leaf litter into it. This will more closely resemble the forest floor conditions in which your fruit trees’ ancestors evolved. Leafy material will enable… Read More