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Posted on Tue Feb 11th, 2020

Jan Low

Eastington Community Orchards (ECO) is an unregistered charity run by and for the people of Eastington in Gloucestershire, UK.

see our website at eco.eastington.website

The main aims of ECO are:
- to create and maintain orchards within the parish, with the emphasis on old Gloucestershire varieties.
- to create tranquil public spaces for all to enjoy
- to make juice, cider, jams and preserves with fruit from ECO's orchards and, with permission, from the trees of local people.
- to share produce amongst members, in proportion to their efforts provided.
- occasionally to sell fruit and produce to provide an income for the charity.

ECO also has an educational aim, enabling local people, especially children, to learn something of the traditional crafts and skills involved:
- Growing and caring for fruit trees
- Gathering the harvest
- Producing pasteurised juices
- Brewing cider and perry.

Last but not least, ECO intends to provide recreational and social opportunities, while enhancing the local environment and the well-being of the people of Eastington.

For more information or to get involved in a variety of ways with the ECO group, please visit our website:

eco.eastington.website (where you can register)

or contact:
Wendy Fabbro, Chairmman OR
Kevin Dalby, Orchard Warden (for work parties) 01453 827401.
Email: carrot101@tiscali.co.uk
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Posted on Tue Feb 11th, 2020

Jan Low

Eastington Community Orchards (ECO) is an unregistered charity run by and for the people of Eastington in Gloucestershire, UK.

see our website at eco.eastington.website

The main aims of ECO are:
- to create and maintain orchards within the parish, with the emphasis on old Gloucestershire varieties.
- to create tranquil public spaces for al to enjoy
- to make juice, cider, jams and preserves with fruit from ECO's orchards and, with permission, from the trees of local people.
- to share produce amongst members, in proportion to their efforts provided.
- occasionally to sell fruit and produce to provide an income for the charity.

ECO also has an educational aim, enabling local people, especially children, to learn something of the traditional crafts and skills involved:
- Growing and caring for fruit trees
- Gathering the harvest
- Producing pasteurised juices
- Brewing cider and perry.

Last but not least, ECO intends to provide recreational and social opportunities, while enhancing the local environment and the well-being of the people of Eastington.

For more information or to get involved in a variety of ways with the ECO group, please visit our website:

eco.eastington.website (where you can register)

or contact:
Wendy Fabbro, Chairmman OR
Kevin Dalby, Orchard Warden (for work parties) 01453 827401.
Email: carrot101@tiscali.co.uk
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Posted on Tue Feb 11th, 2020

Jan Low

Eastington Community Orchards (ECO) is an unregistered charity run by and for the people of Eastington in Gloucestershire, UK.

see our website at eco.eastington.website

The main aims of ECO are:
- to create and maintain orchards within the parish
- to gather fruit from ECO's community orchards and, with permission, from the trees of local people - to make juice, cider, jams and preserves etc
- to share produce amongst members, in proportion to their efforts provided.
- occasionally to sell fruit and produce to provide an income for the charity.

ECO also has an educational aim, enabling local people, especially children, to learn something of the traditional crafts and skills involved:
- Growing and caring for fruit trees
- Gathering the harvest
- Producing pasteurised juices
- Brewing cider and perry.

Last but not least, ECO intends to provide recreational and social opportunities, while enhancing the local environment and the well-being of the people of Eastington.

For more information or to get involved in a variety of ways with the ECO group, please visit our website:

eco.eastington.website (where you can register)

or contact:
Tom Low, Chairman and sales 01453 823425. Email:tom@hazelcottage.eu OR

Kevin Dalby, Orchard Warden (for work parties) 01453 827401.
Email: carrot101@tiscali.co.uk
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Posted on Tue Feb 11th, 2020

Jan Low

Eastington Community Orchards (ECO) is a charity run by and for the people of Eastington in Gloucestershire, UK.

see our website at eco.eastington.website

The main aims of ECO are:
- to create and maintain orchards within the parish for the purposes of growing fruit for the common benefit
- to gather fruit from ECO's community orchards and, with permission, from the trees of local people to make juice, cider, jams and preserves etc
- to share produce amongst members, in proportion to their efforts provided and some fruit or produce may be offered for sale to provide an income for the charity.

ECO also has an educational aim, enabling local people, especially children, to learn something of the traditional crafts and skills involved:
- Growing and caring for fruit trees
- Gathering the harvest
- Producing pasteurised juices
- Brewing cider and perry.

Last but not least, ECO intends to provide recreational and social opportunities, while enhancing the local environment and the well-being of the people of Eastington.

For more information or to get involved in a variety of ways with the ECO group, please visit our website:

eco.eastington.website (where you can register)

or contact:
Tom Low, Chairman and sales 01453 823425. Email:tom@hazelcottage.eu OR

Kevin Dalby, Orchard Warden (for work parties) 01453 827401.
Email: carrot101@tiscali.co.uk
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Posted on Mon Jan 13th, 2020

Jan Low

Mesage from Kevin Dalby

Hi Everyone,

Happy new year to you all.

We plan to have a bit of a pruning session at Coneygree on 18th January.

Hopefully the weather has been cold enough to keep the trees dormant.

Please come along, and bring a good pair of secateurs if you have them.

I'm sure there will be some general tidying to be carried out also.

Hope to see you there to burn off some Xmas calories.

Saturday Jan 18th 10am

Kevin.
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Posted on Sat Oct 26th, 2019

Jan Low

Sorry folks, the Apple Day event at OHMG today has been CANCELLED (guess why!!) ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted on Sat Sep 21st, 2019

A perfect day for the first pear-picking of the season today. Some of the fruit was reluctant to come down so Kevin and John climbed into the tree to give the branches a good shake, with the the rest of us below dodging the falling pears. We filled seven baskets which will go for juicing next weekend. This is a Community project so anyone is welcome to help with the variety of tasks involved in getting the fruit from the tree to the market place. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted on Thu Jun 13th, 2019

Jan Low

A BIG thank you to Knights Brown - the contractors who are doing the work on the roundabout. They have offered to do free any small works required for community projects!

As you have probably seen, the Orchard Group have been working at laying new paths in the Coneygree orchard. Much of the path edges and larger stone has been laid, but the top 'dust' surface and compacting/finishing was still to do - a job that would have taken the volunteers many weekends to complete. Yesterday, a team of men from Knights Brown worked hard all day ( in the rain!) and did all of this finishing - paths now complete.

Once again, THANK YOU to the Knights Brown team!
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Posted on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019

Jan Low

Message from Kevin Dalby
Hi, Before we know it, it will be spring... honest.
This means we need to carry out some pruning of the Apple and Pear trees whilst in their dormant state.

If your willing and able please meet at Coneygree orchard this Saturday at 10pm
Please bring a good pair of bypass secateurs if you have some.

Warm Regards,
Kevin.
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