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OSM Mapping Party puts orchards on the map!

Posted by Forth Valleys Orchards on September 1, 2014 at 15:30 0 Comments



A small but enthusiastic group gathered in Stirling recently to map features in Stirling for the OpenStreetMap (OSM).



The event was sponsored by thinkWhere, who provided an office and some expertise, and was led in the morning by Bob…

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Forth Valley Orchards' Group Visit to Clyde Valley Orchards

Posted by Forth Valleys Orchards on August 19, 2014 at 16:26 0 Comments

In early August 2014, the Forth Valley Orchards' Group paid a long-overdue visit to our friends and colleagues down in the Clyde Valley.

We organised the trip through Chris Parkin, Rural Development Trust's Director of Rural Programmes, who in…

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Volunteers Wanted for National Orchard Inventory Survey

Posted by Forth Valleys Orchards on August 19, 2014 at 12:12 0 Comments

FEL's Forth Valley Orchards' Initiative is delighted to be working with Dr Crispin Hayes who is compiling a National Orchard Inventory for Scotland.



The survey has determined where the location and condition of the…

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Apple Thinning

Posted by Forth Valleys Orchards on July 29, 2014 at 13:00 0 Comments

Thinning fruits on apple, pear and plum trees is normally done in June and July. Often the tree does its own work by shedding fruit during what is known as the 'June Drop', but this year there has been very little apple June Drop in the garden where I volunteer, so we have had to reduce the clusters of fruit by…

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We have Moved!

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Balallan House, 24 Allan Park, Stirling, FK8 2QG.  The telephone number remains the same, 01786 449215.

Thank you.

FV Orchards' Team

Welcome to the Forth Valley's Orchards Website

 

Welcome to the website of the Forth Valley Orchards' Initiative, which aims to bring the orchard community together across Forth Valley.

The Forth Valley Orchards' Initiative is being delivered by Forth Environment Link and is funded by the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund 2013.

News Update

NEW! OSM Mapping Party puts orchards on the map!

A small but enthusiastic group gathered in Stirling recently to map features in Stirling for the OpenStreetMap (OSM).  More...>

NEW! Volunteers Wanted for National Orchard Inventory of Scotland Survey

We are recruiting and training a team of volunteers for the Field Verification stage of the National Orchard Inventory of Scotland in Forth Valley, to be part of a 350-strong team throughout Scotland.  More...>

Forth Valley Orchards' Group visit to Clyde Valley Orchards

In early August 2014, the Forth Valley Orchards' Group paid a long-overdue visit to our friends and colleagues down in the Clyde Valley. More...>

New Workshop Programme

The new list of workshop events is available to view on our website. Take a look, and if you would like to book on to any of the events then please complete the on-line form. We look forward to receiving your bookings!

Cider Making Workshop

Join in the fun of home brewing by booking a place on the Cider Making Workshop. It will be held at the Kincardine Senior Citizen's Hall on Saturday 8th November, 10.00am - 2.30pm.

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CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme Map Updated

All projects funded to date under the CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme and CSGN Orchard Futures Fund have been added to the map. Click here for more details.

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Registration Now Open for the Stirling OpenStreet Map Mapping Party

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Stirling OpenStreetMap Mapping Party on Saturday, 23 August 2014, from 10.00 am to 4.30pm, sponsored by See more...

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Now is the time to take advantage of the CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme.

The CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme 2014/2015 is proving just as popular as previous years with many people registering their interest so far. The grant scheme aims to provide funding for landowners, land managers, communities or other organisations to establish, manage and use small scale orchards, and to help with managing existing traditional orchards.

Grants of between £100 and £500 are available for designing and creating new orchards, managing traditional or other existing orchards, enhancing orchard biodiversity, and developing orchards as a learning ground.

Click here to read the CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme 2014/2015 Guidance Notes.

You can register your interest by clicking here. After registering you will automatically receive the application form which must be completed by 9am on Monday 29th September 2014.

For more information about the CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme 2014/2015 click here.

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FV Orchards' Roadshow Programme 2014/15 Dates Announced!
Another opportunity to 'Go Fruit & Nuts for Orchards!'.  We've announced dates and venues for our Forth Valley Orchards' Roadshow, calling in to existing events and  holding one or two of our own.  Click here for more details.


 

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