A community of people who learn together about, look after, 

and expand the planting of fruit trees.

See photos of some of the events listed below here.

Aims

By the end of 2024, we will have

2024 Calendar of Events & Activities

March


Sunday 17th - 2-4pm. Tree Grafting Workshop, St Paul’s Hall Alwoodley (tentatively).  Registration required. The purpose of grafting is to combine one plant's qualities of flowering or fruiting with the roots of another that offers vigour and resilience. Grafting means you can be sure of the variety of fruit and the size of the tree. In this workshop you will learn how grafting works and have a go at creating your own fruit trees. All participants will get to take away 2 apple trees they have grafted. The workshop will cover:

We hope that next year, we’ll have enough knowledgeable people to organise a scion exchange!



April 






May 




June


September

1st - 30th  Alwoodley Community Harvest. Alwoodley Orchardists will come to your home and harvest fruit from your fruit trees and will host apple drop off points for fruit and bottles at various locations across the ward. All will be used at the Apple Press Event at the Farmer’s market. If there is a fruit harvest in our local young orchards, our Orchardists will harvest these as well. Open your garden to Orchardists for harvesting, or sign up to help pick apples here.



October

1st - 12th - Alwoodley Community Harvest. Alwoodley Orchardists will come to your home and harvest fruit from your fruit trees and will host apple drop off points for fruit and bottles at various locations across the ward. All will be used at the Apple Press Event at the Farmer’s market. If there is a fruit harvest in our local young orchards, our Orchardists will harvest these as well. Open your garden to Orchardists for harvesting, or sign up to help pick apples here.





13th October Apple Press Event at the Alwoodley Farmer’s Market. Bring apples from your own garden or from the community harvest and enjoy freshly press juice. All free and served in recycled (sanitised) bottles.



November


10th November – Alwoodley Farmer’s Market Stall in Partnership with 100 Nature Friendly Gardens. Distribute free fruit tree whips to 100 Nature Friendly Garden Club Members (if they sign up for them) and to wider community) through Woodland Trust Trees for Communities programme OR through other source (TBC)


24th November (Time & Place TBC) Fruit Tree Planting Party

December

No event scheduled


January 2025

Sunday 5th January 2-4pm. 2nd Annual Alwoodley Orchard Wassail


February 2025

Date TBCFormative Pruning of newly planted Alwoodley 2030 Trees (Ranger-Led)