On Saturday 28th February 2015 a group of volunteers gathered at the orchard to plant the last round of fruit trees.
Phil Scott, with his incredible knowledge and enthusiasm for growing and maintaining trees, led a most informative and enjoyable pruning workshop. We started by attending to the apple trees at the orchard which had been planted over the last two years. After being tutored by Phil we grew in confidence to take on pruning the […]
The first Saturday in May and it was time for the orchard to have a first major maintenance day of the year. We had a tremendous turnout from the volunteers and our thanks go to everyone who turned up.
Let’s start with a big “Thank You” for everyone who turned up today to put the benches into the Orchard.
On Saturday, 8 March we were finally able to plant our next twelve trees, having previously been delayed a month by heavy rain and water-logged ground. Prior to the planting day, we had marked out the tree positions and put down two loads of woodchip to create a dry path to the Orchard swing gate.
Over December 6th and 7th boundary work on the orchard was completed thanks to a large and coordinated community effort.
Thanks to a lot of time, effort, and generosity from all at Chivers Farms – particularly Phil Scott – we have most of the boundary fence up around the orchard.