Hello and welcome to the Eastington Community Orchard Group website.
We are in the continuing process of setting up ‘Community Orchards’ in or near the parish of Eastington (Gloucestershire). These are a bit like allotments with trees, but involving more of a team effort and including the potential for selling the produce. They also help to protect our green spaces, give us a reason to get some exercise out in the fresh air and create tranquil places that the whole community can all enjoy.
We now have an enthusiastic band of active members, our very first orchard at Coneygree, and our second Orchard – Bownings – in the heart of the village. We hope to have more of both!
You will need to be a member to join in activities such as the Apple Days but membership is free to Eastington residents and you do not need to contribute any more time or effort than you want to. Produce will be shared in proportion to effort, but non-participating members are very welcome.
We currently have over 150 members including work party volunteers, apple day volunteers, apple donors and harvesters, juice, cider and perry makers – and juice, cider and perry customers!