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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Benefits of community orchards

Orchards have played an important role in communities for many centuries, providing a focal point, a gathering space, and a place where people and the rest of nature successfully work together to create abundant harvests, providing fresh fruit long before the time of global freight. 

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Choosing what to grow - shape and size

Advice and information to help you choose the right size and shape of tree.  The characteristics of different types of rootstocks and tree form descriptions for apple and pear varieties.

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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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Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society for expert advice, features, news and events on fruit growing.

www.rhs.org.uk

Soil Association

If you want to use your orchard project as an opportunity for pupils to develop a mini-enterprise, the Soil Association offers great practical advice and support on setting up community growing projects.

/www.soilassociation.org/

YouTube: Art in Apples Show

YouTube video about apple carving

www.youtube.com/watch?v=riZt4A...

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