OrchardShare is a community group, run by volunteers who work to conserve and maintain orchards to supply locally grown apples around Bath, UK.
Sat 14th October: Wellow Apple Day
Orchardshare will be joining Wellow and District Horticultural Society at their event in Wellow Village Hall. 2-4.30pm. More details.
Sun 22nd October: Bathampton Apple Day
This is our annual event to celebrate the apple harvest. There will be apple juicing, apple games, food including pizza from our earth oven and apple cake, drinks including apple juice and cider. Plus live music and entertainment. 2-4.30pm. Entry Free. More details.
News October 2017
This year we've been successful in gaining funds to help our work. Wessex Water's Conservation Foundation has just given us funds to buy some new tools. As we get more volunteers we need things like long-handled apple pickers in the autumn and loppers for pruning in the winter. The money will also contribute to volunteer expenses and help us to buy some new trees - many of the trees in our orchards are starting to age, so it's good to regularly plant young ones. This builds on the money that the Naturesave Trust gave us in last spring - we have some shiny new pruning saws and secateurs thanks to them.
Come along and help us look after our beautiful orchards. We'll show you what to do. At this time of year, the work is mainly apple picking and pressing. We will be working at different orchards as required.
Sat 14th October: Wellow, Apple picking, in advance of Wellow Apple Day (see Events), 11am-1pm.
Sat 21st October: Northend, Apple picking, with GoodGym, 10.30am - 2pm
Sat 28th October: Wellow, CANCELLED
For Wellow and Northend, the orchards are not easy to access. so please contact Tim (see below) for details of where to meet.
For Dry Arch (Bathampton), contact Tim if you need more information, otherwise turn up at Holcombe Lane, Bathampton - see map.
Check our posts on twitter or facebook for further details, or contact Tim: email@example.com or 07886 248147.
Sessions may be cancelled if the weather is bad.