Events and Courses

Orchard Link offers members a range of events and training days throughout the year.

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What we offer...

Training courses vary with the seasons and include pruning, grafting, cider making and orchard management. Events include visits to orchards and cider makers, a members’ annual gathering, talks, presentations and demonstrations. Our current programme is listed here. Detailed information is provided for each event - just click on "more info".

Courses requiring booking and payment in advance

Where an Orchard Link course or event requires you to book a place, instructions for this are given with a link to the on-line booking form. If a fee is payable, you will need to follow the link from the booking form to the Paypal page and pay on booking using your Paypal account if you have one, or with your debit or credit card.

Note that course bookings will not be accepted without payment.  Your course fee is non-refundable if you cancel with less than one week’s notice before the date of the course or if you fail to show up on the day.  Orchard Link reserves the right to cancel events at short notice. Participants will be informed of the cancellation and when possible the event will be rescheduled. In this case participants will be eligable for a full refund should they be unable to attend or wish to cancel.

Our co-coordinator will confirm your booking and send you more information about a week before the course including directions to the course venue. Should you not recieve confirmation please email events@orchardlink.org.uk

Events and courses run by other groups

From time to time we may list activities and courses run by other organisations: these will be clearly labelled as External Events, and the responsibility for running them, and for handling any queries or bookings, will rest with them and not with Orchard Link.

Other programmes

Orchard Link members qualify for members’ discount when attending Orchards Live courses, our sister organisation in north Devon.  The Tavy and Tamar Apple Group also runs a programme. You can find out more by following these links to their websites.

Up-coming Events and Courses

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 interest.  Would you kindly send your views to events@orchardlink.org.uk More info

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CIDER MAKING COURSE

We plan to run a cider making course in the autumn for up to 12. It would be very useful if members could give some indication of interest. Please email events@orchardlink.org.uk Many thanks....! More info

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TOP GRAFTING COURSE

30-03-2019

The Top Grafting Course, run by Jill Millar, will take place on Saturday 30th March from 1330-1630 near Chagford on the NE side of Dartmoor.  Top-grafting is often used to modify the fruit variety of an established tree and this technique can be applied to trees in orchards... More info

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BIODIVERSITY SURVEY

This year Orchard Link is sponsoring an exciting new project. The eminent ecologist John Walters will be conducting a wildlife and biodiversity survey throughout the coming year in three south Devon orchards, to document what's going on in them in terms of wildlife activity... More info
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TAVEY AND TAMAR APPPLE GROUP EVENTS

The Tavey and Tamar Apple Group will run  courses  over the next few weeks and they would be pleased to welcome members of Orchard Link to take part.  More info

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