Work with us to transform thousands of communities across the UK.
We connect communities with their food and enable people to behave more sustainably.
We facilitate a practical understanding and tangible means to tackle the climate crisis.
We act locally to help fulfil the UN’s Global Goals.
We achieve all this through our unique approach to creating flourishing, urban orchards across UK cities.
And in doing so, we will ensure that everyone living in a city is within walking distance of a flourishing, community-owned orchard.
Reviving traditions of the past, to preserve our future
Traditional, community-managed orchards are part of the UK’s heritage and cultural history. The benefits of these sustainable, special spaces are more relevant today than ever before.
Faced with unpredictable changes to our climate, unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss and a global pandemic that reveals the fragility of our food supply chains, extending our network of orchards and upskilling communities in tree planting, aftercare and wildlife habitat creation is a vital step towards rebuilding our security as a species.
- unite neighbourhoods,
- catalyse community cohesion and resilience,
- improve local food security,
- tackle social isolation, and
- improve well-being through access to greenspaces and nature.
Our achievements over the last ten years demonstrate that community orchards have the potential to transform lives. That’s why we plant them, nurture them and champion their presence throughout urban areas.
We can help strengthen your brand
Partner with the only national charity planting, looking after and cherishing urban orchards. We have a proven model of working with communities to establish and care for orchards in cities and can offer tangible and credible CSR opportunities for your company. Working together, we can transform the scale of our impact.
We have an innovative and agile approach and are keen to find corporate partners who share our values. Contact our CEO Kath Rosen to discuss how we can work together. Read about one of The Orchard Project’s transformative partnerships with Heineken UK, helping to plant and look after over 200 orchards nationally.
We can help boost your employees’s well-being
Organise a team building day for your employees in one of our community orchards. Spend the day harvesting apples in blissful surroundings. We can create bespoke days to suit your needs including, making your own apple juice or activities that speficially foster well-being, such as mindfulness and orchard bathing. These tailored wellbeing experiences improve individual staff members’ well-being and that of the team as a whole. To find out more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.