Incredible Edible, Totnes: Orchards
Incredible Edible, Totnes support 3 community orchard sites
Totnes has three new orchards which were planted by the Transition Town group to encourage growing of edible trees and plants in public places, now called Incredible Edible, Totnes.
Town Cemetery, Follaton
An orchard of about 40 fruit trees has been planted among the gravestones in the Town Cemetery at Follaton (between 2007-2014) and now has many fruiting plum, apple and pear trees.
An orchard of 50 apple, pear and plum trees was planted in the Follaton Arboretum in February 2012, on a north-facing slope, and its trees are just beginning to fruit in the last year or two.
We also planted a small community orchard in a grassy patch beside Meadow Close, in Bridgetown, in 2008, with only 10 trees here, which are now fruiting.
Totnes also has a mature community orchard planted more than 25 years ago by the Woodland Trust, which has many heavy-cropping fruit trees at Colwell Wood. Incredible Edible volunteers have helped to prune and harvest this orchard over the last 3-4 years, and hosted community apple pressings after the harvest.
Information about these orchards and the activities in them can be found https://www.transitiontowntotnes.org/incredible-edible/ follow links to Follaton Arboretum and Follaton Town cemetery.