Orchard pruning sessions with our Incredible Edible volunteers

Join our Incredible Edible team for apple tree pruning sessions taking place every Tuesday throughout January and February. We will be pruning our orchard at Follaton Arboretum, Follaton Cemetary as well as fruit trees in Bridgetown. Everyone is welcome and we’ll be giving full instructions on pruning techniques, so a great chance to learn. 

Please bring secateurs, loppers and pruning saws if you have them, if you don't, we have our own equipment for you to use. 

 We had a bumper crop of apples last year and were pleased to celebrate with our Apple Pressing Day last autumn. With good pruning, we can hope for a good spring blossom season and good pollination so we can look forward to another successful crop in 2024.

Pruning sessions take place on the following dates:

·  9th January, Follaton Cemetry. 10am to 1pm. Meet by the chapel at Follaton Cemetry.

· 16th January, Follaton Cemetry. 10am to 1pm. Meet by the chapel at Follaton Cemetry.

· 23rd January, Follaton Arboretum. 10am to 1pm. Meet at the arboretum - walk up the hill into the arboretum from the carpark of Follaton House and you will find us.

· 30th January, Follaton Arboretum. 10am to 1pm. Meet at the arboretum - walk up the hill into the arboretum from the carpark of Follaton House and you will find us.

· 6th February, Follaton Arboretum. 10am to 1pm. Meet at the arboretum - walk up the hill into the arboretum from the carpark of Follaton House and you will find us.

· 13th February, Bridgetown. 10am to 1pm. Meet at Weston Fields play area on Weston lane.

· 20th February, Bridgetown. 10am to 1pm. Meet at Weston Fields play area on Weston lane.

· 27th February, Bridgetown. 10am to 1pm. Meet at Weston Fields play area on Weston lane.

Since Incredile Edible started planting nut trees in March 2007 on Vire Island, we have extended our edible growing to many sites all over town and beyond, in public spaces and school grounds. Over the years, we have planted soft fruit, herbs, edible flowers and vegetables in our gardens, as well as a tree nursery and forest garden in Follaton Arboretum.

Our growing sites proved to be invaluable to many people during the lockdowns as the global pandemic dominated our lives. In Bridgetown and Follaton Arboretum, 50 new fruit trees were planted – all socially distanced, of course and we’ll soon be enjoying the fruits of our labour.

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