Events and Courses
Orchard Link offers members a range of events and training days throughout the year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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