Who we are
Orchard Link is a south Devon organisation set up in 1998 by a group of apple and cider enthusiasts concerned about the rapid decline of traditional orchards in the area.
We remain a volunteer-run, non-profit community organisation.
Bi-monthly committee meetings are normally held at the Church House Inn, Harberton; all members are most welcome to attend. Meeting dates will be shown on the hire availability calendar (visible to current members who are logged into the site). As a courtesy if you plan to attend, please let us know using the contact form.
Our purpose is to promote:
- the restoration and extension of orchards by providing technical advice and support both to owners of existing trees and those planning to plant an area for the first time
- the conservation of traditional local fruit varieties
- the productive use of fruit crops for eating, juicing, cider making and cooking
- the exchange of knowledge, skills and expertise
- community involvement in orchard management, heritage and traditions.
- Training courses, orchard events and visits
- Hire of equipment – mills, presses and pasteurisers
- Technical information in our website Resources section
- Regular newsletters containing seasonal advice, orchard news and a diary of events with an archive on this website
- Harvestline – an online service where apple growers with surplus can advertise
Orchard Link is constituted as a limited liability company, number 03603279. Further information can be found under our Companies House listing. We are in the process of changing our status to a Community Interest Company (CIC).
Orchard Link is run by an unremunerated management committee elected from the membership at our annual meeting in November.