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Recent Updates


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 28 April Workday 12 noon - 6pm An extra session to prepare for bamboo digging by clearing felled material plus completion of wood chipping.
Sunday 5 May May Workday 12.30pm - 5pm Bamboo clearance. With the area cleared we can make a big push to dig out all of the bamboo.
Sunday 2 June June Workday Preparation for Get Growing Trail/Open Day
Sunday 9 June Get Growing Trail 2 - 5pm We will be participating in Get Growing once again for our annual Open Day at MRCO. This is always a very enjoyable day and volunteers are wanted for the afternoon to show visitors round, chat, answer questions, serve food and drinks, plant sales, cover the gate etc. Please contact Karen S if you would like to help out.

Other Events

Tues 16 April Film screening - SEED: The Untold Story "SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds." Tobacco Factory, North Street, BS3. 7.30pm. Free but booking required (Eventbrite).
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 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.