We Love Our Volunteers


Volunteering has always mattered to the folk at Orchard Origins. Starting off as a project at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and then transitioning into a Community Interest Company (CIC), which it now is, volunteering has been the glue keeping operations going. Everyone who has come out with us has made an impact on what we do and is massively appreciated.

We have just finished our run of 2014 apple juice and together with our volunteers have picked, pressed, and bottled, often leaving the juicing shed in the dark. We are delighted with the results, which include juices made from McIntosh, Merton Charm, Chiver’s Delight, Ashmead’s Kernel, Lord Lamborne and Carlisle Codling to name but a few. It will be on sale at the Kington Christmas Fair and is always available to buy at Herefordshire Wildlife’s Trust Head Office in Hereford.

We are continuing to harvest apples as cider production is next on the agenda.  In the New Year, it will be back to tree planting and winter pruning.

If this has interested you and you feel motivated to come and join us and learn new skills then get in touch at orchards@herefordshirewt.co.uk. We’d love to hear from you.

One thought on “We Love Our Volunteers

  1. Reblogged this on An Edible Landscape and commented:
    What lovely names: Merton Charm, Chiver’s Delight… I love that they press their juice according to variety! And I am sharing this post from another group of orchard activists in a different part of Europe to where I am because it was volunteering that turned me into a crusader for traditional orchards – and I can thoroughly recommend it! For those of you anywhere near Hereford, UK, this could be your chance to join in on the charms and delights of orchards!

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