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, not-for-profit community organisation.
Orchard Link is run by an unremunerated management committee elected from our membership at our annual meeting. Find out more about the committee members here. Committee meetings are normally* held at the Church House Inn, Harberton; all members are most welcome to attend. Meeting dates will be advertised on our news page. 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).