In this practical guide, The Orchard Project (TOP) offers helpful advice on how to get the best out of your newly planted orchard. It directly plans for a 'worst case scenario' where fruit trees may be in danger of not receiving sufficient attention after the initial excitement of planting has subsided.
The first few years after planting are crucial for success, so the guide tackles important aftercare issues such as watering & soil water retention, mulching, tree guards, tags & tree ties etc.
TOP's wealth of practical information will help you get the very best from your fruit trees, especially lots of tasty crops!
This case study focuses on a resident of Horsham YMCA (The Y Centre) whose passion for gardening proved to be the basis of a committed interest in the development of the Fruit-full Communities (FFC) orchard.
George Farhall was so inspired by the FFC project and a visit to his local horticultural college in East Sussex, that he decided to pursue qualifications that would enhance his future employment prospects.
Hosting events at YMCA and Foyer centres can pose a variety of challenges as can organising events off site and in the community. In this helpful resource, The Orchard Project shares its wide experience and offers top tips for budgeting, health & safety, promotion etc to help your event go smoothly.
The resource features an example risk assessment for an orchard apple day - very popular in the autumn months.