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Community Orchards Handbook (2nd Revised edition)

by Sue Clifford and Angela King - £7.00  Green Books (2011)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781900322928 | ISBN 10: 1900322927

"The idea of Community Orchards is so good, so obviously right, that I think it’s fair to describe itas vital. It will bring so much benefit to so many, in such an upbeat and positive way. I can’t wait to see it happen more and more widely. Congratulations to Common Ground for their inspirational leadership and whole hearted good sense."
(Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall)
"The Community Orchards Handbook sits within arm’s reach of my desk, along with one or two other Common Ground publications. It is an indispensable and inspiring reference for anyone wanting to enrich the meaning of where they live and introduce biodiversity and delight into their locality."
(Kevin McCloud, presenter Grand Designs)
Since the 1950s we have lost 60 per cent of our orchards through development or neglect, and even though there are 3,000 varieties of apple in England, we import 70 per cent of apples sold in shops. Despite this loss there is a growing interest in establishing community orchards – local projects run by local people, providing locally grown fruits and nuts.
 
The Community Orchards Handbook shows groups and individuals how to start their own community orchard, from getting support, tackling legal issues and access to organising working parties and selling produce. It gives suggestions on ‘apple mapping’ and saving local varieties, and of course it gives practical advice on planting, harvesting and safeguarding your orchard. It includes a comprehensive resources section and examples of successful community orchard projects across the UK.

(Price & availability last checked: February 2019)

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