The Orchard Project offers a range of consultancy packages to support others who wish to develop or learn about community orchards.
As the only UK-wide charity focusing on community orchards, we have developed a unique expertise in planting, maintaining and restoring urban orchards. Our knowledge has been harnessed over ten years, through planting over 400 community orchards and training thousands of community volunteers in how to care for them.
We are truly passionate about what we do and are committed to creating opportunities for community orchards to thrive in urban areas. We work in partnership with a range of organisations, from schools and local authorities, to minority groups and landowners, always sharing our expertise to support others.
Previous consultancy projects have included:
- Orchard restoration and maintenance
- Orchard surveys
- Orchard design
- A full orchard planting service, with community engagement if required
- Delivering community events in green spaces
- Advice on community-powered juicing / cider enterprises
- Running school workshops using our extensive resources (developed by a qualified teacher)
- Delivering high-level training in orchard management skills, covering a variety of topics.
We can usually offer consultancy services outside of our regional hubs, so please do get in touch, wherever you are based. If you have any questions about our consultancy work, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us more about what you’d like to achieve.
Orchard Design Kit – Now Available to Buy
In addition, we offer an innovative, beautiful wooden orchard design kit. This product is unique to The Orchard Project and our own bespoke creation. This is can be purchased alongside two hours of consultancy advice over the phone (or in person if you are nearby) for £350.
“The Orchard Project’s highly skilled, experienced, passionate and dedicated staff have made a huge difference. As a result of their work, we have been able to deliver significantly on the ground, raising the profile of orchards and local food growing, and empowering our local community groups. The London Borough of Redbridge and Vision Redbridge have been working closely with the Orchard Project since 2011, and we look forward to continuing this exciting partnership into the future.”
Francis Castro, Vision Redbridge