Introduction

The sustainability and harvest capacity of orchards very much depends on the quality and regularity of the care given to them over a number of years.  For advice on how to do this, please click here to discover downloadable ideas and resources

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How to choose your trees

Selecting the right trees is key to a successful orchard. These are the trees that will be here for decades to come and trees don’t like being moved.  
By picking trees that are suited to your site conditions and varieties that have high pest and disease resistance, you are less likely to have to resort to chemical use to protect your trees. So what are the key considerations for orchard tree selection?

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Orchard matters..PART 2 A complete guide to looking after your trees and making the most of your outdoor space

This half of the guide focuses on involving the whole community in making your orchard a success!

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Design, create and maintain outdoor mosaics

Outdoor mosaics can add interest and colour to your orchard project.  During Year 1 of the Fruit-full Communities project, they proved a therapeutic art activity at some YMCA sites, focussing meaning on particular events in the life of the residents. This short practical guide offers tips and advice on how to create a sustainable, weather-proof outdoor mosaic.

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Soil Association

If you want to use your orchard project as an opportunity for pupils to develop a mini-enterprise, the Soil Association offers great practical advice and support on setting up community growing projects.

/www.soilassociation.org/

Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society for expert advice, features, news and events on fruit growing.

www.rhs.org.uk

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