Friday 25 August 9:30-3:30
St Francis Centre, 60 Sandyfaulds St, Glasgow G5 0SF
Celebrating Community Orchards and Biodiversity
We are inviting community orchard groups from across Scotland to join us for a day of learning and celebration
The Orchard Project has been supporting community orchards across the UK for 14 years, and in Scotland for 8 years. It’s time for an orchard gathering in Glasgow to celebrate all that has been achieved and share our collective knowledge.
The more we learn about tree health and biodiversity loss, the more we realise that orchards are a natural haven for biodiversity which in turn keeps the orchard healthy
Come along to Glasgow’s Gorbals to the fantastic St Francis Centre for a day of discussion, presentations, good food then an afternoon in the beautiful old Rose Garden Orchard investigating biodiversity and practical tips on how to run your own orchard events.
Morning session (10 – 12:30) in the St Francis Centre.
- How to boost biodiversity with Anthony McCluskey of Butterfly Conservation Trust
- Orchard success stories from Clem Sandison of Alexandra Park Food Forest and Bruce Newlands of Inverclyde Shed
- Followed by an Open Space discussion where YOU get to set the agenda and have the discussions that need to happen for your community orchard to thrive
Hot lunch by Soul Food Sisters.
Afternoon skill share (1:30 – 3:30) in the Gorbals Rose Garden Orchard.
- Beneficial insects ID walk with Anthony McCluskey
- How to run a successful orchard event with The Orchard Project:
- What’s the best kit for the job?
- We’ll fire up the Kelly Kettle and do a demo of all the best tools and tips for community orchardists
- Bring and share a tool – what’s your favourite?
- Sign-making workshop
The event is priced at £5 which will contribute towards the lunch costs. If this amount is a barrier to you attending, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for a limited number of free tickets to the Glasgow orchard gathering.
Travel subsidises – It would be great to have representatives from community groups from across Scotland attending. To aid in the cost of travel there is £10 available to any attendee travelling from outside of Glasgow. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss the subsidy to travel, or if you want to discuss or offer, any car sharing.