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Become a Master Urban Orchardist

Want to join the cutting edge in urban fruit growing?

If you’ve been inspired by your experience of caring for an community orchard, we have an exciting opportunity for you to hone your orcharding skills and help support our growing network of orchards and fruit growers across London.

Now in it’s second year, our Master Orchardist programme is ready to start growing a new crop of community volunteers, dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience.

We’re looking for volunteers in London with knowledge of orchards or fruit growing, a passion for meeting people and sharing stories, and the ability to contribute the equivalent of one half-day a month for 12 months.

Master Orchardists will receive:

  • Bespoke training from orcharding experts
  • Your own set of orchard maintenance tools
  • Mentoring and support from the Urban Orchard Project
  • Hands on experience of orchard care in a range of community settings
  • The chance to help build a skills and knowledge sharing network of community volunteers to help grow and sustain London’s orchards for the future.

So if you have a love of orchards and would like to get involved, email and tell us why you feel you would make an ideal Master Ochardist. We will select 6 people to be part of the programme.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st December, 5pm. Induction will take place in mid-December, with training and activities beginning in January 2016.

You can find more information here.

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