Borrow our kit!

SCOG has an apple press and other essential cider making equipment; we are happy to loan this out to groups for events. Click here

Join us!
If you could offer a few hours a month you could be just the person we are looking for. We need help at our planning meetings at the Crown Hotel (third Wednesday of each month) and at events like our Apple Day and workshops, or in our community orchard in Christchurch Close. You'll certainly learn more about our fantastic local apple heritage, help to preserve and promote it, and work with an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer team. So please email SCOGchair@gmail.com for more information.
Meetings

There is a meeting at 7.30pm every third Wednesday of the month at The Crown Hotel. All welcome.

Grafting & pruning workshop

Apple Tree Grafting and Pruning Workshops 

Saturday February 17th 2018

Meet at Brewery House, High Street, Ketton PE9 3TA (next to Northwick Arms)

The two workshops will combine the basic theories of grafting and pruning, followed by a series of practical demonstrations and plenty of hands on practice. Tea and coffee will be provided. Lunch can also be purchased in the pub.

Grafting Workshop 10 am – 12 midday £15 including treeGrafting

Come and learn how to graft fruit trees with local experts who will lead this two-hour workshop designed for the novice propagator. Skill at grafting is the true mark of gardening expertise, but it’s also easy to learn and fun to do. In this hands-on workshop you will graft and take home a low-maintenance fruit tree that can produce fruit organically without harmful spraying.
Pruning Apple TreePruning Workshop 2 pm – 4 pm. £10

How do the trees grow?
What’s the objectives?
What are best tools, and how to use them safely?
What are the best techniques?
Where and when to start?
What books, guides and online advice, videos are available?

Book early as spaces for each workshop are limited to 15 people. Please click here for more details.

Events

Wed 15th November 2017
Monthly meeting to include talk on cider making around Europe.
Wed 20th December 2017
Monthly meeting to include talk on local community gardening project.
Sat 6th January 2018
Wassail.

Sat 17th February 2018
Prune & graft workshop.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAM OF EVENTS

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Stamford Community Orchard Group 2017