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March 2018

Tidying and weeding at Longney

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Come and help at a day at GOT's Longney orchard - weeding and stacking the timber/"tidying" on Saturday 10 March 2018. 10-3 or whatever time you can spare. Please let Ann Smith know if coming. As always, please bring own lunch/refreshments/drinks, something to sit on, appropriate weather attire and any tools/gloves. There is no vehicular access. The track is very muddy so boots essential!  Limited parking available on the road - please enquire if you need help on where best…

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April 2018

Orchard Champions Course (final one), first part

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course will be a condensed version of the earlier courses – 5 days of training spread across April to November, beginning with an intro day on the 28th April 2018 . More details can be found on the Three Counties Traditional Orchard project website: http://tctop.org.uk/get-involved/become-and-orchard-champion/

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May 2018

Accredited first aid course

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Accredited first aid course with an experienced tutor (funded by the Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project/Heritage Lottery Fund), organized by Hartpury Orchard Centre/GOT. Very useful for community orchard groups and individuals. Free and light lunch provided at no charge. Please book with Ann Smith (essential) info@glosorchards.org

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August 2018

Orchard Restoration in Quedgeley Week 1

Thursday, August 30th, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley GL23NJ + Google Map

Get involved with The Conservation Volunteers who have a new project at Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley, helping to restore a historic pear and apple orchard by clearing scrub and giving trees space to breathe. The project will be running on Thursdays for 3 weeks starting on 30/8/18 before moving to a new site at Hempstead Barn on 20/9/18 for a further 2 weeks. Join in, feel good, and (literally) enjoy the fruits of your labour! A TCV activity with Gloucester…

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September 2018

Orchard Restoration in Quedgeley week 2

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley GL23NJ + Google Map

Get involved with The Conservation Volunteers who have a new project at Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley, helping to restore a historic pear and apple orchard by clearing scrub and giving trees space to breathe. The project will be running on Thursdays for 3 weeks starting on 30/8/18 before moving to a new site at Hempstead Barn on 20/9/18 for a further 2 weeks. Details the same as the event on 30th August (https://glosorchards.org/home/event/orchard-restoration-in-quedgeley/) Event website: https://www2.tcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/volunteer/activity-details?id=27977;date=2018-08-30;search=GL23NJ  

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Orchard Restoration in Quedgeley week 3

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley GL23NJ + Google Map

Get involved with The Conservation Volunteers who have a new project at Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley, helping to restore a historic pear and apple orchard by clearing scrub and giving trees space to breathe. The project will be running on Thursdays for 3 weeks starting on 30/8/18 before moving to a new site at Hempstead Barn on 20/9/18 for a further 2 weeks. Details the same as the event on 30th August (https://glosorchards.org/home/event/orchard-restoration-in-quedgeley/) Event website: https://www2.tcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/volunteer/activity-details?id=27977;date=2018-08-30;search=GL23NJ  

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October 2018

Celebrate Apple Day at Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Sunday, October 21st, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map

Celebrate Apple Day at Horfield Organic Community Orchard in our 20th anniversary year! Including: Tasting table - local and unusual apples Juice pressing* Make merry with Pigsty Morris Refreshments, local produce, and trees for sale Fruit growing questions & answers News about Orchard Learning 2019 - new courses To find the Orchard (nearest postcode BS7 8JP), walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and the entrance is the first gate on the right OR…

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Help with the Apple harvest in GOT’s orchard at Longney

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Volunteers and happy apple harvesters of all ages are very welcome to join us, Gloucestershire Orchard Trust volunteers, on Monday morning 22 October. It is half term week and we are harvesting apples and eating cake! Bring a flask and cake, wear waterproof gear and firm footwear. There is long grass and nettles and lumpy ground. You'll also need something to sit on while you eat (plastic bag or folding chair). GOT's Longney orchards are on the banks of the River…

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November 2018

Pruning Workshops – help needed November 29th

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Update, 29th November - this event has been cancelled due to the wind and rain today. Martin Hayes is leading pruning workshops at our lovely Longney Orchards on Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 18 December 2018, between 10am-3pm (or whatever time people can spare). As well as people being shown how to prune we will need some people to help pick up brash into piles. If you can't make these dates, then do come along any Monday in term time…

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December 2018

Pruning Workshops – help needed December 18th

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Martin Hayes is leading pruning workshops at our lovely Longney Orchards on Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 18 December 2018, between 10am-3pm (or whatever time people can spare). As well as being shown how to prune we will need some people to help pick up brash into piles. If you can't make these dates, then do come along any Monday in term time to pick up brash into piles supervised or any other time unsupervised. But please don't do any…

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