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.

Join Us! Help the UK's community orchards to thrive by becoming a member.

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  • Like Figs?! Honorary Treasurer needed

    April 24, 2019 - After ten years of success and growth we are looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join our board. We are seeking an individual with substantial experience of financial management in the charity, commercial or public sector.  Currently our Board consists of nine trustees with varied experience and skills including global food supply chain directorship,… Read More

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    Stories in the Orchard with Susie Oldfield

    May 24, 2019 - Come down to the The Sidings Orchard, just off Craig Road, in The Heaton Mersey Nature Park for an afternoon picnic and storytelling with Susie Oldfield, The Orchard Project team and the Heaton Mersey Village Conservation Group (HMVCG). Since 2015… Read More

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  • The Landscape of Loneliness: Making Space for Nature

    May 22, 2019 - We may not give it our full attention, but the built environment around us shapes our mood, our thoughts, our health and our relationships. It’s not just the dimensions of our houses, flats and rooms, but the life between buildings… Read More

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    Pruning apple trees

    - There are lots of ways to shape fruit trees depending on the priorities of the grower and the space available but pruning is not just about pretty forms. Pruning can help trees to fight off infections by allowing for good ventilation and should encourage your trees to produce more fruit. Read More