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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People’s Trust for Endangered Species

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species are compiling a national survey of traditional  orchards as part of  the biodiversity action plan – a great way to make your project part of a national initiative, plus information on other orchards in your area.

www.ptes.org/index.php?cat=95

Trees, Woods and the Green Man

Inspiring and creative designs for orchards.

www.englandinparticular.info/o...

National Orchard Forum

Networking site for local orchard groups which is helpful to find out if there is one near you.  They often hold training workshops and events and are a great way of networking, sharing ideas and equipment.

www.nat-orchard-forum.org.uk

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