Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 – 2018

Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 - 2018
We're very pleased to receive a grant from Gregg's Environmental Fund to run our first Fruit Tree Care course, starting 25th November 2017. This will be the first of six sessions - maybe more. Rob Tilling, recently of The Orchard Project, will be the course leader and will take participants through the different tasks of ...

Sunday 29th October HALLOWE’EN

Sunday 29th October HALLOWE'EN
We're celebrating Hallowe'en just a little bit early this year to fit in with our Woodland Play (Sunday) schedule. The session runs 1:30 - 4:30, and meets at the play area. Places cost £5 per child, £4 for a sibling. Please book in by email or phone Liz/David on 0121 293 8973  as this is ...

Stick Around 2017 – 2018

Stick Around 2017 - 2018
For 2017 - 2018, we have decided to make Stick Around a focus of our community fundraising. If you want to find out how your donation will be put to good use, you have come to the right page! Stick Around is our Forest Education programme for grown-ups. (Well, why should the children have all ...

Highbury Harvest 2017 1

Highbury Harvest 2017
SATURDAY 21st October, 11-4 is the date for our annual jamboree, Highbury Harvest. On the day we will celebrate our fabulous community, our apples, honey and other produce, along with exciting enterprises from our local neighbourhood. There is always plenty to do to interest people of all ages. Of special note, we are joined by ...

Wishlist August 2017 1

Following the fire in the Orchard on 25th August, we are compiling a wishlist for repairs and improvements to prevent recurrence of the  vandalism we've experienced recently. Here's a list of things that we lost in the fire: between 200 & 300m of hosepipe. Long enough to reach from Queensbridge Road to the park! For ...

Post-fire Clean Up and Securing the Site

On Friday 25th August, the Orchard storage compound suffered a blaze. Some items were totally torched, some badly scorched and others just damaged beyond use. Thank You For Seeking Out This Page (and finding it!). It means a lot to us that you want to help put things right. We aim to give helpful information ...

A Great Summer Get Together, 18th June 4-7PM

A Great Summer Get Together, 18th June 4-7PM
Sunday 18th June is a date of happy co-incidences. It's Fathers Day, it's the nearest Sunday to the Summer Solstice and it's an Orchard Work Session plus Woodland Play Sunday. So we're naturally up for an event of some significance. This one is important for another reason. Sunday 18th June is part of Refugee Week, ...

Clay Oven building course 4 June: FULL!

Thanks to a sudden uptick in requests, we've booked all the places on the course. Learn how to build a cob oven from scratch on this all-day session (Sunday, 4 June, 9:30-4:30). Spaces on the course are very limited, and we are booking places on a first-come basis. We've currently got no places left. If ...

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Please read through the following descriptions and contact us if you would like to apply or have more information. The outdoor work involves contact with groups from the community but does not require a DBS check as you would not be expected to work with a ...

Wider Purpose Survey no. 1 – facilities & sessions

We've been asking our mailing list subscribers the occasional activity and project development question - and are now broadening that to the wider community. Thanks for coming to answer our survey. Please copy these questions into an email and send your replies to hoccic@gmail.com These questions are about our needs for facilities, and what addional ...