Urban Growing

Get Growing Fruit Trees at Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Horfield Organic Community Orchard, to find the orchard walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (Kings Drive links Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and it’s the first gate on the right, BS7 8JP

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A friendly introduction to the joys of fruit tree care. Four afternoon sessions are spaced over a growing season (March, May, July, September). Participants learn to plan, how to manage problems using nature-friendly methods, when to perk up the soil, and how to make the most of the harvest. Pruning for fruitfulness, an ongoing task, is a key activity at each session. Learning is hands-on, and the effects of choices and actions are observed as the seasons change.

Course dates: Sundays – 10 March, 12 May, 14 July, 15 September, 2pm-4.30pm
Course fees: £130; £120 (member of AOG or H&DAA); £95 (HOCO Friend member); £80 (HOCO Harvest-share member)
Deadline for applications: Friday 8 March
Course begins: Sunday 10 March
Please get in touch to ask for an application pack c/o.

Orchard Learning courses are generously discounted for members of Horfield Organic Community Orchard (HOCO). This course is the ideal way into active membership of HOCO. Please see our website for more information about HOCO membership, including joining as a supporting Friend of HOCO, or an active Harvest-share member.

The course is designed for anyone growing fruit trees in their own garden or allotment. Professional gardeners, community food growing project workers and volunteers, have also found it a great way to refresh skills and practical knowledge about fruit trees.

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