Caring for an orchard is a continuous learning process. All through the seasons new features develop on the trees from beautiful delicate blossoms, to lush green foliage and finally the ripened fruit. Throughout the year there are jobs to be done to ensure the trees are thriving and ready to produce a bumper crop.
For first time orchard growers the necessary pruning, watering, thinning and staking can seem a bit bewildering but we want you to have the confidence to care for your trees and have fun doing it. We think a big part of the pleasure of tending an orchard is the chance to observe, experiment and create…and the trees are very forgiving!
The best way to learn a new skill is being taught by someone who has the practical experience and has done it before. So, we have recruited a new team of Orchard Mentors – community volunteers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience of caring for an orchard with others.
Orchard Mentors are trained and mentored by our team of The Orchard Project staff and will share their confidence and skills with urban orchard communities around London and Leeds.
If you would like to find out more about this project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org