The Chilterns Orchards project is discovering the history of traditional orchards and training communities to restore and manage them
An apple a day....
For anyone involved with heritage and community orchards, October is traditionally apple month as the fruit ripens and is ready for harvest. October 21 is Apple Day but the harvest often starts sooner depending on when each variety of apple, plum or pear ripens, so September and October tend to be the months when orchard groups hold apple days. Traditional Orchards offer havens to wildlife with high conservation priority because they have veteran trees, pasture and meadows, as well as traditional boundary features. All of these provide habitat for mammals, nesting birds, hundreds of invertebrate species, and fungi.
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Our New Shoots scheme gives young people experience in conservation. Freddie, one of our first New Shoots cohort, tells us what he’s been up to since...
Help us save a local woodland and preserve a beautiful piece of the Chilterns landscape with all its wildlife!
Save a local woodland! Finings Wood Community Group are running an appeal to raise £30,000 to save this precious wildlife space.
The 2023 Tracking the Impact season is over. Support continues to grow, and we would like to draw 2023 to a close by saying a huge thank you to everyone involved.