Resilient Green Spaces – Productive Community Orchards
Productive Community Orchards harnessed the abundance of community orchards.
The project unlocked the potential of local food and even potential income, showing how carefully planted and tended trees can deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.
The aim of this project was to establish a thriving network of productive community orchards. We wanted to help new sites by providing new trees, and support established sites with processing and production. Our goal was to bring a step change to community managed fruit production, storage, processing and fruit-based products in Wales.
Planted a further 1,146 fruit and nut trees across 24 community orchards
Supported 24 community orchards across Wales
Provided around £60,000 worth of storage and processing kit and training
Provided training on storing apples, bottling cider, pasteurising juice and producing fruit leathers