The sounds of Wassail singing could be heard across the national airwaves bright and early on Sunday morning 10th May, as our BBC Radio 4 Appeal was broadcast live. Acclaimed TV gardener and author, Alys Fowler, told the story of the Wenlock Barn Orchard, just one of the 430 community-run, urban orchards we have supported in the past 11 years.
If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen here. Learn how the Wenlock orchard helped to forge community spirit and create a much-needed, peaceful pocket of nature amidst the urban jungle of London’s Old Street. This is just one of the hundreds of examples that prove how orchards can transform communities, unite neighbourhoods around a common purpose and create havens for wildlife in urban areas.
Please donate and share our appeal with your friends and networks. You can help us continue to plant and restore orchards, and put them back into the heart of our urban communities. Every donation brings us closer to our vision: to have an orchard within walking distance of every urban household in the UK.
Why is Alys supporting our work? Listen to her passion for apples and reasons here.