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.

Happy Apple Day 2020! Bite into our juicy fruit bowl of online delights to celebrate the apple

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  • The Orchard Project Wins CAMRA Cider Award

    October 20, 2020 - The Orchard Project's Elizabeth Pegler won the 'Pomona' Award from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). She won it for her outstanding contributions to the production of real cider. Elizabeth, who heads The Orchard Project Drinks enterprise, received the award at a socially distanced ceremony last Thursday, 15th October. She accepted it alongside Colette Goulding,… Read More

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  • Apple Harvest Mill Hill

    - Join us for a day picking apples in a beautiful community orchard in London. About this Event Join us for a lovely wholesome day picking apples in a wild and beautiful community orchard in Mill Hill. On this one day… Read More

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  • The Velojuicer – an apple revolution

    October 26, 2020 - Here is an in-depth look at the Velojuicer, our pedal-powered apple juicer. A lightweight, mobile, all-in-one machine that scrats, presses, and juices apples using only human power and a bit of good humour. In a year when we can’t celebrate… 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