Drawing on more than twenty years of championing orchards and the experiences of many people who have created Community Orchards, The Handbook offers philosophy and practical advice to those inspired to become Community Orchardists.
A5 paperback 230 pp. Chapters include: Orchards and Local Distinctiveness, What are Community Orchards? The place of orchards in our landscape and culture, How to start, Planting a Community orchard, Adopting an old orchard, Conserving and attracting wildlife, What to do with the harvest, Celebration, Safeguarding your orchard, Orchard fruits and wild fruits; Appendices include: Choosing the right legal structure for your Community Orchard, Model Constitution, Draft Tenancy Agreement, Orchard groups and support organisations (newly including some North American contacts), National contacts, Nurseries and equipment, Fruit identification, Funding ideas and sources, Bibliography. Illustrations; 90 colour photos by Common Ground and Community Orchardists, illustrations by Brian Grimwood and Charles Raymond.
Written by Angela King & Sue Clifford with additional material from Gail Vines and Tamara Essex, research by Kate O’Farrell.