COLWALL ORCHARD GROUP WASSAIL 18th January 2020 - See Events
We rely on our volunteers who make things happen.
We are very fortunate to have a loyal band of people, of all ages, abilities and backgrounds who help get things done.
It can be hard work, but it's fun, and you will meet new people and learn new skills.
Our activities can include pruning established trees, planting new trees or hedges, mowing grass, or as in this picture, cleaning and sharpening tools.
Our popular events are usually well attended so there's alot of planning and preparation before the Big Day.
Everything from undertaking risk assessments, to doing the cleaning, or putting up tents and gazebos so there's usually a task and a way in which everyone can contribute.
We take great pride in growing fruit and vegetables, and tending our bee hives.
Our lovely fresh produce is carefully processed to make delicious jams, juices, chutneys and honey which we sell at our events to help spread the word about quality, locally sourced food.
Making produce is a fun, sociable activity and we enjoy meeting the public at our various food and drink sales events.
Since our creation in 2011 Colwall Orchard Trust has become an increasingly complex organisation and we now need to manage our activities in an ever more professional manner.
Whether building our website, dealing with our accounts, producing promotional material or maintaining our Business Plan there's always administrative work to do.
So if you're a spreadsheet specialist, a website wizzard or an accounting ace we'd love to hear from you!
As a charity we welcome donations from individuals and organisations.
A little money can go a long way, especially when gift-aided, and you can rest assured that the money will be gratefully received and wisely spent.
Planting new trees is a wonderful and heart-warming activity
We run a tree dedication scheme that allows you the opportunity to purchase a tree, with associated tree guard protection, which we will plant and install for you at one of our orchard sites.
The addition of a tree dedication label adds that personal touch to commemorate the loss of a loved one, or maybe to celebrate a new addition to the family.
The cost of tree sponsorship is £75.00 per tree.
Our trustees are a group of volunteers who hold the financial and legal responsibility for everything that Colwall Orchard Group does and they bring a wide range of knowledge, expertise and experience.
Could you possibly add to that?
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If you enjoy orchards as a place for nature and for people as much as we do then help us to ensure that traditional orchards continue to have a future by leaving us a gift in your Will.
We are exceptionally fortunate in that we are based in an area with a rich orchard history.
We've done some initial delving into what has turned out to be an extensive orchard-related historical archive but we've probably only scratched the surface of the available material.
Interested in finding out more? Please get in touch.