If you are looking to help start up, or revive, a community orchard then a free guide from the Communities and Local Government department may help.
Community orchards: How to guide is a .pdf document you can download directly to your computer, which offers advice to communities wanting to start up, share or save local orchards.
The guide outlines what new and existing support and powers are available for communities wanting to conserve or create community orchards.
It provides links to expert organisations, information on where to go for funding and examples of communities across the country busy preparing to harvest their latest crop.
Successful community projects like the Todmorden Incredible Edible scheme have already shown how scrubland and verges too small to be used as allotments or open spaces can be ‘greened up’ by local people and transformed into growing space.