Description

What: Our community orchard, set up in 2011, has c30 Gloucestershire indigenous fruit trees, including apples, pears, damsons and plums, plus a mulberry and two gages. The community orchard is surrounded by an "Edible Hedgerow" provided by the Woodland Trust as part of 2012 Jubilee Year. The Edible Hedgerow is now a wonderful resource for farmland birds with crab apples, hazels, hawthorn, elder, rowan, bramble, blackthorn. In the last five years encouraged, by an appropriate mowing regime, the community orchard now hosts amazing spring flowers especially orchids - mainly common, early purple, pyramidal and bee orchids. The whole community orchard is a boost for pollinating insects when it blossoms in the spring

How: The community is able to get fruit from the Orchard without having to Travel. Hedgerows sequester carbon above and below ground, both in woody growth and in soils

Carbon Saving not applicable

Further Information: This project is on the same premises as Bisley Community Composting

Solutions

  • Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Habitat Conservation > Insect Habitats
  • Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Transforming Habitats > Connecting Habitats
  • Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Transforming Habitats > Rewilding
  • Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Habitat Conservation > Plant Habitats
  • Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Environmental Conservation > Forests & Woodland > Hedgerow Restoration
  • Solution: Food & Agriculture > Community Food > Community Gardens > Edible Open Garden

Contacts

Lead Group: Bisley Community Composting scheme

Contact Name: Lesley Greene

Contact Email: info@bisleycommunitycompostscheme.org.uk

Contact Phone: 01452 770018

Partner Groups Role:

Location

Postcode: GL6 7NH

Locality: Bisley-with-Lypiatt, Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, South West

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