This first Orchard Conference at Malvern was a great success. A hundred delegates attended from both the commercial and traditional sectors, sharing their challenges, constraints and many successes. Thank you to all who came and to the Three Counties Showground team. Fascinating talks from Adrian Barlow of English Apples and Pears, Dave Kaspar of Days Cottage, Michael Bentley of Castle Fruit Farm, to name a few, with workshops (including Fruitid.com, Mistletoe Matters and Pershore College) and stands from around the UK (including Vigo, Frank Matthews Ltd, Walcot Organic Nursery, Peoples Trust for Endangered Species, Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, National Perry Pear Centre, Churchdown Parish Council and others.
GOT is delighted to announce an Orchard Conference will be held on Friday 14 November 2014 at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern. There will also be an opportunity to visit local orchards and producers on Saturday 15 November. The conference is relevant to local, regional and national orchard groups, markets and individuals.Full details of excellent speakers, timetable and booking information http://www.threecounties.co.uk/orchardconference/
Join us on Friday 14 November at the Three Counties Centre and discover - what the future holds for Orchards.
The theme for 2014 will explore what the future holds for orchards of all kinds, be they in contemporary production, or under traditional or conservation management.
This conference will blend expert presentations from well known owners and producers, with exhibitions and workshops of related subjects and issues.
There will be ample opportunities to network, gain new insights and discuss other key issues of current importance and debate.
In response to the continued expansion in orchards and orchard production across the three counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire and wider afield, the Three Counties Agricultural Society in association with Gloucestershire Orchard Trust, Hartpury Heritage Trust, Marcher Apple Network and the Malvern Hills AoNB Partnership is organising this new conference event.
If you are interested in having a stall or opening your community orchard, orchard-related premises, shop etc, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that delegates/stall holders will all need to pay £20 to cover costs and lunch. Students pay £10.
Do pass on to anyone else who may be interested!