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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Fruit tree care

Caring for your fruit trees during establishment and once established, tips, ideas and advice.

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Case study Year 1: Building connections in the community

One of the main reasons why YMCA centres got involved in this project was to influence community perception of the YMCA residents and this project at YMCA North Tyneside has definitely achieved that.

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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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London Orchard Project - Fruit in Motion

Watch the London Orchard Project's new video, documenting their work to promote orchards and fruit trees across the city. Working with Londoners to plant and harvest apple, pear and plum trees, the video provides inspiration for helping us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qrJZW...

Sustain

Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, publish an excellent handbook – Protecting Our Orchard Heritage – offers advice on how to research your orchard, how to exploit the benefits of orchards and how to attract funding.

www.sustainweb.org

Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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