Incredible Edible group supports three community orchard sites
Totnes has three new orchards which were planted by the Incredible Edible project group of Transition Town Totnes to encourage growing of edible trees and plants in public places. Information about all these orchards can be found on their individual Community Orchard Site links (click on the names below), and in the linked Transition Town Totnes website.
- Bridgetown Community Orchard
A small community orchard in a grassy patch beside Meadow Close, in Bridgetown, planted in 2008 with 10 trees, which are now fruiting.
An orchard of 50 apple, pear and plum trees was planted in the Follaton Arboretum in February 2012, on a north-facing slope, and its trees are just beginning to fruit in the last year or two.
An orchard of about 40 fruit trees has been planted among the gravestones in the Town Cemetery at Follaton (between 2007-2014) and now has many fruiting plum, apple and pear trees.
Totnes also has a mature community orchard planted more than 25 years ago by the Woodland Trust, which has many heavy-cropping fruit trees, at Colwell Wood. Incredible Edible volunteers have helped to prune and harvest this orchard over the last 3-4 years, and hosted community apple pressings after the harvest.