ISBN: 9781900322928 Year Added to Catalog: 2010 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Color images Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 Number of Pages: 228 Book Publisher: Green Books UK Release Date: April 12, 2011 Web Product ID: 600
Since the 1950s England has lost 60 percent of our orchards through development or neglect, and even though there are 3000 varieties of apple in England, we import 70 percent of those sold in shops. Despite this loss there is a growing interest in establishing community orchards—local projects run by local people, providing locally grown fruits and nuts. The Community Orchards Handbook shows groups and individuals how to start their own Community Orchard, from getting support, tackling legal issues and access to organizing working parties, and selling produce. It gives suggestions on ‘apple mapping’ and saving local varieties, and of course it gives practical advice on planting, harvesting, and safeguarding your orchard. There is a comprehensive resources section and examples of successful community orchard projects across the UK.
Massive interest in community food growing
• Provides a step-by-step guide to setting up your own community orchard
• An essential guide for communities and schools
About the Authors
Sue Clifford and Angela King are the founder-directors of Common Ground, a pioneering environmental charity playing a unique role in the arts and environmental fields. Their inspiring projects include Apple Day, Parish Maps, and the Campaign for Local Distinctiveness. For more information see www.commonground.org.uk. ...