Cornwall Orchard Network’s Spring Meet up 2024

Sat 11th May, Kehelland Trust, nr CambornePart of the Kehelland’s Orchard and Blossom Weekend We’re looking forward to attending the inaugural meet up of Cornwall Orchard Network, linking up community & private orchards, orchard workers and wildlife experts across Cornwall. To register your place please follow this link: Orchard Blossom & Wildlife Weekend Tickets, CamborneContinue reading “Cornwall Orchard Network’s Spring Meet up 2024”

Creating abundance of fruit in our communities, using free and low cost approaches.

We are passionate about helping to create fruit abundance and resilience in our community. The more opportunities for sharing and connecting in order to make this happen, the more likely this will be successful. Here are some useful ways to do this: 1. Scion exchangesWe’re joining the Community RiseUp 5th Annual Seed Swap at MountContinue reading “Creating abundance of fruit in our communities, using free and low cost approaches.”

Recent local & regional media appearances

We have appeared in a fair amount of regional and local media recently. You might have caught us on BBC Radio Cornwall last weekend following a visit from Matt Shepperd to the new community orchard in Redruth at Trenoweth Estate. Michelle from ROC along with local resident Shelley (who also volunteers at St Day Community Orchard)Continue reading “Recent local & regional media appearances”

Redruth Orchard Project Update Summer 2023

Scything the landWe organised scything training for members of Redruth Orchard Project in June run by Kevin Austin and Tom Waters from Skyegrove Farm, alongside members of St Ives Community Orchard at their site. Everyone learnt about the benefits of scything in place of strimming or machine mowing within an orchard setting. Not only isContinue reading “Redruth Orchard Project Update Summer 2023”

Redruth Orchard Update

Redruth Community Orchard Project Update May 2023 Trenoweth Community Orchard, North Country, RedruthWe are two years on from when initial investigations started to find a site for a community orchard for the people of Redruth. It’s fantastic to know we now have 24 fruiting trees planted in the new space at Trenoweth Community Orchard; designed,Continue reading “Redruth Orchard Update”

‘Prederow a-dhann avalen’ Thoughts from under an apple tree

Thank you so much to Tony Phillips from Klass an Hay for writing this and sharing some Cornish language with us. We really enjoyed the Cornish language session at Tehidy Orchard BioBlitz last summer and were really glad he agreed to write some of this up for us here. To learn more Cornish language withContinue reading “‘Prederow a-dhann avalen’ Thoughts from under an apple tree”

Redruth Orchard Project

We are appealing for £2,000 from our community to contribute to our Redruth Orchard Project that seeks to: 1. Create a new Community Orchard/s2. Work with the local community to maintain & rejuvenate existing orchards and fruit trees.3. Share traditional orchard skills, provide more apple pressing opportunities using the new community apple press, and other apple relatedContinue reading “Redruth Orchard Project”

Species & overall report of Tehidy Bioblitz

Read some excerpts below and follow the link to get the full report here:Tehidy Bioblitz 2022 – Event Report “A 24-hour BioBlitz event took place in Tehidy Country Park, running from midday on Friday 29 July to midday on Saturday 30 July 2022. The event was delivered jointly by Sally Luker and Derek Green fromContinue reading “Species & overall report of Tehidy Bioblitz”