Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering and we will discuss details.
Conservation Work - Past
We will start the winter pruning today.
Last year our efforts were thwarted by bad weather so really hope to make a thorough impact this winter.
We will continue the pruning on our regular ‘Friends of BPCO’ Saturday session on 15th Dec. Meet at the orchard at 10am.
More work on the shed, plastering the inside.
Our annual visit to help the Rodley volunteer group with coppicing an area of willow.
Hopefully we are now ready to apply the second coat of render.
We also have the second coat of clay plaster to apply to the inside of the store.
Today we will be applying the first coat of lime render to the outside of the apple store.
There is also the task of getting the soil on the roof ready for the plants.
We will be clearing some vegetation from the ponds and cutting the paths and the meadow area.
The event runs from 12-4pm.
If you wish to volunteer please let us know in advance. There will only be an early pick up at Culture Fusion (c. 8.30am), so it would help us greatly if you could make your own way there if you don’t fancy the early start. Volunteer tasks include putting marquees up (and down), helping with the juicing, teas and coffees and selling chutneys, apples etc.
Final site preparations for Apple Day, plus harvesting.
We will probably be at the orchard (in the allotments on Bowling Pk Drive) , but may change at short notice. We will email and update the website.
[At this stage we would like to keep the schedule for September flexible. We need to get the shed built by the end of the month. Some of this will be in the workshop, but when we come to the actual construction it will need to be consecutive days, in dry weather. We will email specific work days as we progress. If you only receive the programme by post and want to be kept informed then please ring the office to let us know].