• Saving traditional orchards
    Orchard Link
    Orchard Link
    Saving traditional orchards
  • Supporting community orchards
    Orchard Link
    Orchard Link
    Supporting community orchards
  • Conserving local varieties
    Orchard Link
    Orchard Link
    Conserving local varieties
  • Apple pressing equipment
    Orchard Link
    Orchard Link
    Apple pressing equipment
  • Orchard skills training
    Orchard Link
    Orchard Link
    Orchard skills training
  • Advice, information and events
    Orchard Link
    Orchard Link
    Advice, information and events

Orchard Link

Saving Traditional Orchards since 1998

We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation run by and for orchard, apple and cider enthusiasts in South Devon. Membership is open to all.

 

Orchard Link offers its members technical advice, a programme of events, courses and activities, and makes key items of equipment – mills, presses and pasteurisers – available for hire.

 

We aim to promote:

- the restoration and planting of orchards
- the conservation of traditional local fruit varieties
- the productive use of fruit crops for eating, juicing, cider making and cooking
- the exchange of knowledge, skills and expertise
- community involvement in orchard management, heritage and traditions

 

This year we celebrate our twentieth birthday!

 

Latest Orchard Link News

ORCHARD LINK EQUIPMENT TRAINING

We are considering a course during the summer to explain how to use the Orchard Link press equipment safely and effectively and would welcome feedback to gauge potential... More info


SUMMER PRUNING COURSE

27-07-2019

: 1015-1615

 Summer pruning of apple and pear trees increases the light and air to developing fruit, leading to greater size and improved colour and sugar content. Summer pruning can also... More info


TOP GRAFTING COURSE

Early warning of a Top Grafting Course with Jill Millar, an Orchard Link member.  Date TBC More info


PRUNE A YOUNG ORCHARD

16-02-2019

: 09.45 am - 3.30 pm

 The 'Prune a Young Orchard' Couse will take place on Saturday 16th February 2019 from 9.45 am to 3.00 pm.  The course will demonstrate pruning techniques and enable students... More info


LEARN TO PRUNE A NEGLECTED ORCHARD

02-02-2019

: 09.45 am - 3.30 pm

This course will enable participants to learn the basic principles and gain practical experience in managing a neglected orchard. The course will be led by Charles Staniland... More info


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Join Orchard Link

Make the most of your orchard and enjoy the benefits. Membership now costs...

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Hire equipment

Orchard Link has a range of equipment that members can hire for apple...

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Harvestline

Do you have lots of apples to spare? Or do you need lots of apples for...