Wed 20 Feb 10.30am -3pm
Water Works, A736 Barrhead G78 1UT
Here’s a chance to really boost your confidence and skills in how to prune and look after fruit trees at the amazing Water Works orchard with 225 trees. Plenty chance to practice and hone those skills!
You will be learning from orchardist Tom Watson of Leith Community Croft in Edinburgh, who has years of experience in horticulture and has a particular interest in fruit trees. He runs a social enterprise tree nursery at the croft. He will explain the basic principles of pruning and get you confidently making cuts in no time. The Orchard Project’s Fergus Walker will also be on hand to help and advise.
Lunch and hot drinks will be provided. There is a container to shelter in at break time but dress for standing out in a wintery windy field!
Getting to the orchard is fairly straightforward. It is just off the A736 Glasgow-Irvine road, just north of Barrhead, at the Blackbyres roundabout. If you are coming from Glasgow it is the first turning on the left on that roundabout – and there is parking space on that same side road if you are coming by car. If arriving by public transport you can take the X44 bus to Irvine, leaving from Stance 8 at Buchanan Bus Station, or by train from Glasgow Central to Barrhead and a 15 min Walk. Fergus Walker will be driving there at 9.15 from central Glasgow if you want a lift – contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are already a volunteer at a community orchard or garden, the tickets are free. General members of the public are asked to purchase a ticket for £10. BOOK THEM HERE