Welcome to the Eastington Community Orchard Group website.
We are in the process of setting up one or more ‘community orchards’ in or around 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 and create places that the whole community can all enjoy.
We now have an enthusiastic band of active members AND our very first orchard at Coneygree.
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 later be shared in proportion to effort input 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!
If you have not yet registered but think you might be interested, please visit the Contact page.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the help and support that we have enjoyed from the following:
Eastington Parish Council for £500 from the Vibrant Village Award, also for
our tenancy agreement at Churchend orchard and
general help and support.
Also for the materials for the burial ground fence