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Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

Category: Growing tips

/schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/sequence-card/how-to-take-hardwood-cuttings

 

Good practice on how to take semi ripe cuttings

Category: Growing tips

/schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/sequence-card/how-to-take-semi-ripe-cuttings

 

National Orchard Forum

Category: Growing tips

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

 

Orchard Network

Category: Growing tips

Information packed site developed by the expert group (lead by the National Trust and Natural England) established to develop a national Habitat Action Plan for Traditional Orchards.

www.orchardnetwork.org.uk

 

People’s Trust for Endangered Species

Category: Growing tips

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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Orchard trees - nutrient deficiencies

All plants require a range of different nutrients to live a healthy life. A lack of one or more of these available in the soil can cause problems for the plant.

This resource shows what to look out for in unhealthy or non-thriving fruit trees and how best to ameliorate the situation.

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How to host a community event at YMCA/Foyer sites on and offsite locations

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.

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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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