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

Recent Updates

  • 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: Brand new orchard map [PDF]
  • 14 June: Photos from 2019 Get Growing Day (by Janet Gibson) now visible on photos page.

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)

Orchard Events Diary

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

Scheduled orchard work days will usually be on the first Sunday of each month. Other work days/evenings can be organised on an ad hoc basis using the MRCO email list. Please add your name to the Online Poll if you are happy to let others know if you can/can't make various events.

Sunday 15th December Chutney Swap/Sale Dependent on leftover unsold produce from the Farmers' Market. If we still have some jars over Janet will host a swap and sale at her house on the 15th. Time TBC if event goes ahead; see Contact List for address.
Sunday 22nd December Solstice Bonfire Pre-Xmas drinks and munchies round the firepit on (nearly) the shortest night of the year…Starting about 3.30 pm.
Sunday 5 January 2020 January Workday 12.30 pm onwards. Soft Fruit pruning led by Janet - attend to learn more about soft fruit and how to care for them. Fruit cage repair - our 'fruitarium' is in dire need of reparation and we'll be putting new netting up today.

Other Events

Weds 11th December Mushroom Growing At Home For Beginners 3 hour workshop at St Werburgh's Community Centre BS2. "All the skills, tips and tricks that you need to get growing your own gourmet and medicinal fungi". £25. See https://uk.funzing.com/funz/mushroom-growing-at-home-for-beginners-19691 for info and booking.
January 12th 2020 Bristol Seed Fair and Potato Day At Windmill Hill City Farm, 10am-1pm. Free. https://www.bristolfoodnetwork.org/event/bristol-seed-fair-and-potato-day-2/
February 9th 2020 Seed Swap 2020 Seed Swap will take place at the Trinity Centre this year. More details to follow.
Fourth Tuesday of every month West of England Herb Group Talks At Abbots Leigh Village Hall, 7.30pm. £5 for non-WoEHG members. December: no meeting. January 28: The Wonder Of Plants. February 25: Chocolate! March 24: Herbs to Savour & Flavour. Please check on the West of England Herb Group's website at https://www.herbgroup.org for more information on the talks and for any changes or updates.
First Saturday of every month Wildflower Nursery Open Day At Feed Bristol (Frenchay Park Road, BS16) from 10am.
Third Sunday of every month Sims Hill volunteering day You can volunteer at Sims Hill Shared Harvest on the third Sunday of every month. 10.30am - 4pm. Meet at Feed Bristol. See https://simshill.co.uk/volunteer-at-sims-hill/ for further info.
Last Wednesday of every month Folk Tales Regular evening of acoustic music and tale telling hosted by Joe Medlicott at the Benjamin Perry Scout Hut, Pheonix Wharf BS1. From 7.30pm. £4, free tea & biscuits.