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August 2017

Reading an Orchard Workshop

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wick Court, Overton Lane
Arlingham, Gloucestershire GL2 7JJ United Kingdom
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Free

The Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project are running this informal two hour workshop at the delightful historic Wick Court Orchards at Arlingham, south of Gloucester (home to Farms for City Children). Jim Chapman, who has recently published the booklet "Understanding Orchards in the Landscape" (£5) by GOT/Hartpury Heritage Trust is leading this workshop. The workshop will involve looking at historic clues in the landscape (e.g. ridge and furrow) of these magnificent orchards. Jim is also very…

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September 2017

Pear/Perry Pear Identification Workshop

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Pear/Perry Pear Identification Workshop with Jim Chapman. Funded by the Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project/Heritage Lottery Fund Arrive from 9.30 - tea/coffee available throughout day 10-10.45 introduction to pears generally - dessert, baking and perry and others that might be met e.g. decorative 11-11.30 introduction and use of manuals and keys to dessert and culinary pears, use of manuals and new approach to keys to perry pears 11.45-12.30 practical workshop identifying examples (provided) using manuals and keys, with opportunity to view…

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Volunteers needed for wood chipping at Longney Orchards!

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - Sunday, October 1st, 2017
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Volunteers needed for wood chipping at Longney Orchards! Saturday 30 September 2017 (and probably Sunday 1 October). If you can spare an hour or two (or longer if you can) GOT’s Longney Orchard Management Group would be extremely grateful! We need to clear all the prunings and chip or stack them neatly, to help meet requirements for Countryside Stewardship for flailing the grass afterwards with the aim of introducing sheep to the orchards in the near future. You will be…

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October 2017

Apple Afternoon at Days Cottage Orchard Centre

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Free

Here you can talk to Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith about your orchard requirements and bring apples for possible identification. You can also order heritage fruit trees. This is the home of the Museum Orchard (of Gloucestershire varieties of apple), the Orchard & Rural Skills Centre, their award winning (unsprayed) juice, cider & perry business (Days Cottage Apple Juice) and orchards (both young and old). There will be cider, juice & apples for sale, apple cakes and other refreshments to…

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January 2018

Orchard Management and Pruning at Longney

Wednesday, 10th, January @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Come and help in our Longney project orchards. 10am-3pm, bring own lunch/drinks, appropriate weather attire, something to sit on and any tools you have. Martin Hayes will be leading these pruning workshops and will go through any health and safety with you. You don't have to stay the entire day. Please book with Ann Smith on ann@smithcovell.co.uk or contact Ann for more details NB This series of January/February workshops are likely to be the last pruning workshops funded by the…

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Pruning day at Longney.

Saturday, 13th, January @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Pruning day at Longney. 10am-3pm, bring own lunch/drinks, appropriate weather attire, something to sit on and any tools you have. Martin Hayes will be leading these pruning workshops and will go through any health and safety with you. You don't have to stay the entire day. Please book with Ann Smith on ann@smithcovell.co.uk or contact Ann for more details NB This series of January/February workshops are likely to be the last pruning workshops funded by the Three Counties Traditional Orchard…

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Pruning Day at Longney

Saturday, 27th, January @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Help needed with pruning in our Longney project orchards. 10am-3pm, bring own lunch/drinks, appropriate weather attire, something to sit on and any tools you have. Martin Hayes will be leading these pruning workshops and will go through any health and safety with you. You don't have to stay the entire day. Please book with Ann Smith on ann@smithcovell.co.uk or contact Ann for more details NB This series of January/February workshops are likely to be the last pruning workshops funded by…

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February 2018

Gorsley Orchard Management Workshop

Wednesday, 7th, February @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Smiths Orchard, Gorsley HR9 7SH + Google Map

Join us for a day in a lovely Gorsley orchard. 10am-3pm, bring own lunch/drinks, appropriate weather attire, something to sit on and any tools you have. Martin Hayes will be leading these pruning workshops and will go through any health and safety with you. You don't have to stay the entire day. Please book with Ann Smith on ann@smithcovell.co.uk or contact Ann for more details NB This series of January/February workshops are likely to be the last pruning workshops funded…

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Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Thursday, 8th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. Price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602    

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Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Sunday, 11th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. Price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602  

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