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