9-month course, first Saturday of every month from March to November
The Orchard Learning Programme guides participants through a growing season in an established community orchard. It begins as the soil is stirring, and trees, as well as pests and diseases, are waking up from dormancy. It follows the fruiting arc from blossom, pollination and fruit set, to development, ripening and harvest. During the course participants learn to tune in to, and be guided by, the characteristics and needs of individual trees of different ages, varieties, and conditions.
Orchard Learning is a hands-on and holistic programme. Learning with others is practical and fun. Participants will gain experience, knowledge, skills, and confidence to care for fruit trees for years to come.