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September 2018

Introduction to Fruit ID

Saturday, September 15th, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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A general introduction to identifying fruit varieties  to be followed by more detailed Perry Pear identification session - numbers limited. All timings provisional; a detailed timetable will be sent to those who have booked nearer the time. Copies of powerpoint slides used during the day will be provided. At Hartpury Orchard Centre on Saturday 15 September. Booking essential. Arrive from 9.30 - tea/coffee available throughout day. Launch of the fruit processing set-up, explain the various options and show off hire…

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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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February 2019

Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Thursday, 7th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35.00

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. £35 price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602. www.dayscottage.co.uk Days Cottage, Upton Lane, Brookthorpe GL4 0UT

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Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Sunday, 10th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35.00

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. £35 price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602. www.dayscottage.co.uk Days Cottage, Upton Lane, Brookthorpe GL4 0UT

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March 2019

Apple Grafting Workshop

Saturday, 2nd, March
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane
Winterbourne, BS36 1SE United Kingdom
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£45.00

In the Cart Shed at Winterbourne Medieval Barn, BS36 1SE Ever wondered why we graft? Do you have an old favourite that you wish to propagate? Or simply want to acquire this skill? Come and do this workshop, run by Ben Raskin, a previous commercial fruit grower, an enthusiastic, effective and very knowledgeable teacher and now Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association. Find out how to graft and take away three grafts that you make on the day. We will…

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Get Growing Fruit Trees – an introduction Day 1 of 4

Sunday, 3rd, March @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£60.00

At Horfield Organic Community Orchard Sundays: 3 March, 5 May, 7 July, 8 September, 2pm - 4.30pm No previous experience needed. • March - Know your trees, their care needs, site, and soil • May - Pests, diseases, disorders • July - Pruning – why and how • September - Harvest, storage & preservation Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members) Places are limited. Early booking advised. For more information, and an application form, please contact: hocopips@gmail.com or 0117 373 1587…

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Training Day at Barton House Orchard, Cirencester

Thursday, 14th, March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£2.00

Cotswold Tree Warden Group are taking bookings for a training day on Thursday 14th March 2019 at Barton House, by kind permission of hosts Frank and Marilyn Gardner. Following on from their session last March at Barton House Orchard, Cirencester here is a chance to get out into the orchard once more. As well as looking at pruning out dead or diseased fruit wood, they hope to get further involved with nature. Options include underplanting to encourage bees, hoverflies etc,…

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Pruning – Dormant season – Apple & pear trees

Saturday, 16th, March - Sunday, 17th, March
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£60.00

Weekend workshop on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 March 10am-4pm Does winter pruning your apple and pear trees leave you stumped? Learn how and why by working with real trees of different needs in the diverse outdoor learning environment at Horfield Organic Community Orchard. Participants will learn by doing how to: Form and train young trees Renew mature free-standing and trained trees Restore old trees Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members). 8 places Some fruit growing experience needed. For…

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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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