Orchard Gathering 2014 is co-hosted by Fife Diet, Orchard Research and Enterprise and Forth Environment Link.
10.00: Registration, tea, coffee, freshly pressed apple juice
10.30: Welcome circle including an interactive map of Scotland’s orchards
11.30: What has been achieved so far?
In this session we will explore and discuss what is happening across all sectors of orchard growing, generating the agenda on the day to fit the programme to the people.
13.00: Lunch with practical demonstrations and stalls featuring:
Book launch of Apple Hunter’s Handbook by Fife Diet Seed Truck
Celebration of Forth Valley Orchards initiative
How to preserve your fruit
Toffee apple tree
14:00 Presentation of the National Orchard Inventory
14.30: What is needed to help grow the orchard movement?
Gathering everyone together, we will use the World Cafe format to discuss how to grow and strengthen the orchard movement.
16.00: Next Steps
What do we think are the key next steps? How much can you commit to making them happen? With a summary and closing speech by Fife Diet’s Mike Small.
17.00: Day event closes
17.30: Sit-down dinner with an orchard fruit theme. With a welcome by Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook.
19.o0: The Forgotten Orchard. A play for all ages by Eco-Drama. Followed by a tasting of all of Scotland’s apple varieties
21.00 – 22.30: Ceilidh with Hud Yer Wheesht ceilidh band, plus others – feel free to take a turn!
With thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for the funding to make this happen. Forth Valley Orchards Initiative is funded by CSGN. Header photograph by Clementine Sandison.
For more information and to register go to Fife Diet's website.