Hosting events at YMCA and Foyer centres can pose a variety of challenges as can organising events off site and in the community. In this helpful resource, The Orchard Project shares its wide experience and offers top tips for budgeting, health & safety, promotion etc to help your event go smoothly.
The resource features an example risk assessment for an orchard apple day - very popular in the autumn months.
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!
A case study that highlights the support given to a bereaved young couple during the development of an orchard at YMCA North Staffordshire. Hard work and community spirit helped to alleviate the sense of loss felt by all connected to YMCANS.