Introduction

The sustainability and harvest capacity of orchards very much depends on the quality and regularity of the care given to them over a number of years.  For advice on how to do this, please click here to discover downloadable ideas and resources

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Things to look out for when planning an orchard

Once your trees are in the ground, they may be there for another century so careful planning now will really pay off!  

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How to get the local community involved in your event

By making your orchard accessible and welcoming to others by coordinating seasonal events, you will help to ensure its long term sustainability; the more people invested in the space, the more chance the orchard will be cared for and valued for the long term.

This resource is packed with useful & fun suggestions from FFC partner The Orchard Project who have huge experience in community participation.  From wassailing to summer picnics, there are plenty of ideas to get your event going!

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Case study Year 2: Inspiring residents to realise their potential

YMCA Humber's hugely ambitious fruit tree planting project re-kindled a passion for the outdoors in one of it's young residents, Josh Dean.  Josh played an enormously pivotal role in the development of the orchard and successfully pitched for significant funding for a solar powered irrigation system. 

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Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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Soil Association

If you want to use your orchard project as an opportunity for pupils to develop a mini-enterprise, the Soil Association offers great practical advice and support on setting up community growing projects.

/www.soilassociation.org/

National Orchard Network

A comprehensive UK-wide resource for finding out about the wildlife that thrives within our orchards, the issues that surround their conservation, and ways that you can get involved

www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/

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