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How to Create Your Own or Community Orchard

Join Andy Howard from the Heritage Fruit Tree Co to learn the basics of setting up your own or community orchard.

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How to Create Your Own or Community Orchard
How to Create Your Own or Community Orchard

Time & Location

09 Jun 2022, 10:00

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK

About the Event

Join Andy Howard from the Heritage Fruit Tree Co to learn the basics of setting up a community orchard. 

Attendees will gain the knowledge and theory skills and insight necessary to plan and then plant up an orchard whether as an individual or as a start up community orchard group.

This is a hands on event where you'll learn about all the key aspects of creating your own or community orchard. 

This may include:

  • Comprehending how and why we have to plan an orchard.
  • Distinguishing between different soil types and Orchard locations types. (Topography, Soil analysis, frost pockets and how to plant on more difficult sites)
  • Differentiate between different top fruit and the ideal planting conditions.
  • Choose root stocks sizes and be aware of trees vigour. What you need and the advantages and disadvantages of different types for sites
  • Understand correct planting distances and different planting patterns.
  • Be aware of the benefit to wildlife and biodiversity an orchard can bring (+ how to introduce biodiversity in to your  orchard plan)
  • Setting a tree to an established size when planted.
  • Sourcing trees - when to buy/ reserve.

You will also have to chance to plan and lay out an orchard on paper, as well as a site visit to FarmED's own Heritage Orchard.

Tickets

  • Supporter

    Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences (inc. VAT)

    £95.00
    Tax: VAT included
  • Standard

    Our recommended price that covers our costs (inc. VAT).

    £80.00
    Tax: VAT included
  • Supported

    Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most (inc. VAT).

    £65.00
    Tax: VAT included
  • GREAT Project Participants

    Subsidised places available to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire.

    £60.00
    Tax: VAT included

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