Since the 1950s we have lost 63 per cent of our orchards through
development or neglect, and even though we have been able to grow 3,000
varieties of apple in England, almost 70 per cent of apples we buy are
imported. Common Ground has worked to interest local communities in
creating and saving orchards to provide fruit and nuts, havens for
wildlife and places of beauty. The Community Orchards Handbook shows how
to start your own Community Orchard, from getting support to tackling
legal issues, organising work, selling produce and enjoying together the
fruits of your work.
It gives suggestions on `apple mapping' and saving local varieties, and practical advice on planting, harvesting and safeguarding your orchard. It includes a comprehensive resources section and is full of examples of diverse Community Orchard projects across the UK.
Community Orchards Handbook - Sue Clifford & Angela King
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