Two-Day Training 18th and 19th July, 10am-3pm.
Join The Orchard Project for a two-day introduction to Orchard Survey and Design, including carrying out a site survey and assessment. You’ll come away from this weekend feeling empowered and more confident about how to create your own orchard design. Here’s what you’ll be learning:
Saturday with Stephanie Irvine: site surveying; tree and plant identification; indicator plants; rootstocks.
Sunday with Jo Homan: design considerations, including climate change; resilient planting; forest garden overview; orchard design.
This training is part of a weekend training series including “Orchard Foundation Weekend Course” and “Resilient & Healthy Orchards Weekend Course.” Participants can attend just one weekend if they choose, but those who attend two or three of the courses will be granted a discount price (subject to availability).
You can buy tickets for Orchard Survey & Design Course here.
About the tutors
Jo is the Education, Skills and Training Manager for The Orchard Project with 15 years experience of teaching at all levels. She delivers the accredited Certificate in Community Orcharding and also helps run the forest garden project in Finsbury Park, Edible Landscapes London, which she set up 10 years ago.
Stephanie has designed and planted dozens of community orchards for the Orchard Project. She previously left a career in radio journalist to pursue to her dream of working in nature conservation and food growing. She is especially interested in veteran orchards and wildlife.
Feedback on past training
“Very knowledgeable and experienced facilitators.”
“Thank you so much for the course, it was brilliant. It was the most instructive and useful day as well as being a lot of fun. Really well run and informative.“