New to the orchard? Take a look at the About page for an introduction.

Recent Updates

  • 29 June 2020: Added results of Bristol Uni genetic research project on our apple varieties to Orchard Contents page.
  • 21 December 2019: Added links page.
  • 22 October 2019: Autumn meeting agenda & minutes, 2019 AGM Chair's Report and 2018-2019 Financial Report all added - see the Meetings & Reports page.
  • 16 July 2019: Brand new orchard map [PDF]

Directory

Wiki Registration & Membership (Wiki sign-up for existing orchard members / Joining the orchard)
Tasks & Projects (Current work to be done (or in progress) in the orchard)

(From here includes all files uploaded to Yahoo Group except those with sensitive/personal details)

Photos (Photo archive)
Meetings & Reports (Meeting agendas/minutes, reports, general admin files)
Orchard Contents (What plants and varieties we have)
Fruit and Veg Maintenance (planting and care of top/soft fruit and veg)
Infrastructure & Composting (Hard landscaping, tree works, seating, composting/disposal, hedges, etc)
General Orchard Principles (pest and disease control, organic methods, soil, fertility, etc)
Using the Fruit (Recipes, produce labeling, etc)
Links (Web links to like-minded groups, networks, gardens, farms and shops)

Orchard Events Diary

(See Project Sessions on Tasks & Projects page for more details of planned tasks on orchard work days)

Scheduled orchard work days have been suspended but will return on the first Sunday of each month once the Covid-19 situation allows. We are encouraging orchard-goers, especially newcomers, to join core and other long-term members for gardening sessions on some Sundays in the meantime - look out for emails You can still visit and work in the orchard alone or with household members, working a safe distance apart of course to ensure you and others are not at risk of infection.

Other Events

Saturday mornings Whiteladies Road Farmers Market The market has restarted after lockdown and is open from 8.30am - 1pm each Saturday with stacks of locally produced organic goodies. Find it at the junction of Whiteladies Rd & Apsley Rd.
Selected Saturdays Community Farmer Days at The Community Farm The Community Farm has reopened its volunteering programme including Farmer days on some Saturdays. Days lined up are: 14 Nov (apple pruning). More info and registration at: https://www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk/volunteering/ Plus Grow and Make sessions on Wednesdays - open sessions to join in the therapeutic acts of food growing and nature connection, every Wednesday 10-3 at the farm; look this up at https://www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk/learning/social-and-theraputic-horticulture/
Wednesday evenings Folk Tales TV Joe Medlicott is running his Folk Tales events online via the magic of Zoom. Most Wednesdays, usually from 8pm til about 9.30. Search for Folk Tales TV on facebook.

*Most public events are cancelled or postponed. Events will be listed again in this section as and when they reappear as the Covid-19 situation allows.