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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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March 2019

Invitation To Gloucestershire Community & School Orchards Groups

Saturday, 16th, March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Toddington Village Hall, GL54 5DU GL54 5DU United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

An invitation to Gloucestershire Community & School Orchards Groups from Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a networking event At Toddington Village Hall, GL54 5DU, north of Cheltenham on B4077 Lunch provided, donations welcome. Community and school orchard folk are invited to show us all what you do, swap ideas and get free membership of the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a year. Each group will have a table to show what you do, show photos, offer samples and tasters. Bring juice, chutney, cake…

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October 2019

Transition Cleeve’s Big Squeeze Juicing Day

Sunday, 6th, October @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your apple windfalls and containers and take home some juice - on Sunday, 6 October 12 noon to 3pm at Court Farm Shop, Stoke Orchard, Road, Bishop’s Cleeve Email: transition.cleeve@googlemail.com Facebook: @grangefieldcommunityorchard

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Harvestime at the Big Apple 2019

Saturday, 12th, October - Sunday, 13th, October

Join The Big Apple for their 30th anniversary of celebrating English apples and cider – a real opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in their corner of Herefordshire in and around Much Marcle. Nine venues! Full details are on their website (https://www.bigapple.org.uk/harvest2019/)- with summary details below: Or download the full details here:  https://www.bigapple.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/big-apple-harvestime-2019-web.pdf We have put together for you a collection of small rural events where you can enjoy our local orchards, famous for their cider fruit and excellent culinary…

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Apple Day celebration at Days Cottage Orchard & Rural Skills Centre

Sunday, 13th, October @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Here you can talk to Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith about your orchard requirements and bring small numbers of 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). You can also bring up to two carrier bags for juicing. Please save…

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