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."
"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."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.
(Kevin McCloud, presenter Grand Designs)
(Price & availability last checked: February 2019)
In booklists: Community Gardening, Gardening, Growing, Foraging and Gathering Food, Communities, Co-Housing and Communal Living, In categories: Environment & Animal Rights, Food & Cooking, Society, Welfare, Justice & the State, Changing the World,