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 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”

Tehidy BioBlitz 2022

What a fantastic BioBlitz event at Tehidy Orchard and surrounding area! A massive shout out to Budding Nature CIC and the amazing team of volunteer experts who helped us record species and teach people (including me – I learnt lots!) how to search for and I.D. different creatures and plants. Over 100 people, around halfContinue reading “Tehidy BioBlitz 2022”

Apple Canker in your orchard: Identifying and dealing with this fungus

Apple trees can live with canker and carry on as living, producing trees, remaining good for biodiversity, wildlife and fruit. It just takes a bit of monitoring and annual pruning to keep it in check. This week I’ve been pruning a ten year-ish old apple tree that has quite a significant problem with canker. ThereContinue reading “Apple Canker in your orchard: Identifying and dealing with this fungus”