GOC - GOC Project launch celebration
Sharpham Orchard, November 2015
GOC - GOC Grassland management workshop
Huxhams Cross community orchard, June 2016
GOC - GOC Celebrating biodiversity in orchards event
Broadleigh Farm orchard, July 2016
GOC - GOC community orchard appraisal training
Week community orchard, January 2016
GOC - GOC Spring network event, Celebrating our orchards
Lupton community orchard April 2016
Community orchards are an important asset to any parish or village. They are a place to meet people, get involved in practical tasks or community events and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
The Growing Orchard Communities project linked community orchard groups to a wider support network - Orchard Link. Orchard Link was established in 1998 by a group of orchard campaigners and enthusiasts in response to the declining condition and number of traditional orchards, the loss of apple varieties, the wastage of apple crops from small traditional orchards and the needs of orchard owners for help and support. It was delivered by the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team, in partnership with Orchard Link. In total £86,800 of funding was secured, including a grant of £40,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Other funding was secured through the Langage Landscape Fund, South Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund, Orchard Link funds, Devon County Council locality grants and private sector funding. You can find out more about the project here
Latest photos from Flickr
Latest pictures from our project workshops.
If you help manage a community orchard and would like to add your details to our map, please get in touch via our contact page
You can also find out what we did during the GOC project on YouTube and Flickr. You can also see back copies of the Apple Press - our GOC newsletter here