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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Orchard matters..PART 2 A complete guide to looking after your trees and making the most of your outdoor space

This half of the guide focuses on involving the whole community in making your orchard a success!

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Advice sheet for local varieties of fruit

Selecting varieties that have originated from, or are local to your own county, many of which may be less well known, can be an interesting exploration of local heritage.

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Design, create and maintain outdoor mosaics

Outdoor mosaics can add interest and colour to your orchard project.  During Year 1 of the Fruit-full Communities project, they proved a therapeutic art activity at some YMCA sites, focussing meaning on particular events in the life of the residents. This short practical guide offers tips and advice on how to create a sustainable, weather-proof outdoor mosaic.

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Good practice on how to take semi ripe cuttings

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YouTube: Art in Apples Show

YouTube video about apple carving

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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

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