Orchards Live website


Orchards Live was originally called Save Our Orchards, and campaigned to halt the seemingly irreversible decline in apple and fruit production. There have been real achievements since 1991: growing public awareness, practical help and affordable courses, putting on over 100 events, and the recent acquisition of the Devon Apples website with information on many Devon apple varieties.

Their newsletter is available from the Book Shop in Crediton and at Sandford Orchard's stall at the Farmers Market. It is also sent free to new members of Orchards Live.

Membership of Orchards Live is for anyone with an orchard, or is thinking of planting an orchard and costs only £5 which includes three newsletters a year, priority booking and discounts off an extensive range of practical courses, good rates for hiring of apple pressing equipment: presses, mills and pasteurisers; a new pedestrian apple harvester; and invitations to orchards walks, wassails and evening talks.