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Pruning for older, neglected and imperfect fruit trees – Manchester (hosted by The Orchard Project)

This one-day workshop will help to restore the older trees within the UK’s ‘Best Community Orchard 2017’ at Platt Fields Park, Manchester. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to take back to your older and/or larger fruit trees which may have lost their way either at home or within your own community orchard.

SUNDAY – 10:30-4:30pm

We’ve invited back expert trainer Mark Simmonds (Coop Culture) who has a wealth of experience planting, restoring and working with community orchards across the North West. You will also have The Orchard Project’s own project manager Dan Hasler on hand to assist, guide and advise. Under their supervision and guidance you’ll quickly be assessing trees, making cuts and restoring the 80+ fruit trees within the park.

Hot drinks & refreshments will be provided. Please bring some lunch with you!

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This pay-as-you-feel workshop is provided to our network of orchard leaders across the North West and the general public. Early booking is essential and please be generous as this continues our work of planting and restoring community orchards across the UK.

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Please wear appropriate clothing as we’ll still make progress in light rain/drizzle and/or cold. Wellies are advised.  All tools and instruction will be provided although feel free to bring a favourite pair of sharp secateurs.
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If travelling by car please use the free car park within the grounds. Access is off Mabfield Road. Postcode for Sat Nav is: M14 6LA

Platt Fields is a big park! We’ll meet in the Lakeside Centre, where the public loos are located. If it’s not obvious enough that’s the white building, by the lake, with a small ramp into the main building

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Event Details

Location Platt Fields Park
Manchester, M14 5LL
Start Sunday 19 Jan 2020 10:00am
Finish Sunday 19 Jan 2020 4:30pm

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