The Orchard Project

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    The Orchard Project is the only national charity dedicated to the creation and restoration of urban orchards. We believe orchards can connect communities, improve our wellbeing and increase biodiversity. We are committed to reviving the UK’s rich history of urban orchards as a means to reconnect people to their food sources.

    We work alongside community groups to create productive orchards and train local people in the skills needed to keep the trees thriving for years. Our mission is to create an orchard legacy, providing free, fresh fruit for generations to come! In an effort to reduce food waste, we also produce craft cider and apple juice from the surplus apples at our volunteer-powered press in London. We host regular workshops and training courses on everything from pruning to pest control, so more people can hone their traditional food-growing skills.

    On Sunday 10th and Thursday 14th May, we’ll be featured on BBC Radio 4’s charity appeal. We’re delighted to have celebrity gardener and author, Alys Fowler, presenting it, and we’re encouraging as many people as possible to tune in. With traditional orchards disappearing from our landscapes at an alarming rate in recent decades, it’s vital that we ensure their future. Tune in, share and support the appeal to give orchard wildlife a habitat and reduce the nation’s ‘fruit miles’! (Broadcast times in the image below)

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