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