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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Harvesting & storing fruit

Top tips for apple & pear harvest and storage.  If you have more fruit than you can store, try using an apple press and get juicing!

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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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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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Slow Food UK

A Perry tree can live up to 350 years but what use is this if we don't engage in the reason for the tree being there, understand the land that it stands on and what it can offer us as a community. Slow Food UK is using it's greatest asset, over 50 local groups who are reaching out to the community through their Orchard Project, bringing together communities to ensure the knowledge of our heritage fruit varieties is passed on to the next generation. The first stage of the project is an online survey on the Slow Food UK website to record what you already know about your area.

www.slowfood.org.uk

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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