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64. Beechbrae Orchard Growth

We had a survey of the orchard done by Margaret Lear with Plants with Purpose to help us develop it into a forest garden in the best way possible. It report was produced and we are starting to implement the various … Continue reading

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59. CSGN Orchard Futures Fund Grant

It has been a busy season for us at Beechbrae. A significant amount of time has been spent applying for a variety of grants to help our woodland enterprise develop as well as various infrastructure projects for the woodland while … Continue reading

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58. Apple Tree Planting

We’ve had a good few days over the past 2 years planting apple trees with lots of students from Blackridge Primary School and we were thrilled to have the P5 & P6 classes up to Beechbrae Orchard to plant more … Continue reading

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56. Beechbrae Orchard Extension

Since we’ve got 30 more apple trees from the CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme we are extending the orchard to allow more space for the trees to grow. We’ve been given some support from the Orchard Futures Fund to develop our … Continue reading

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53. Cider Making

Kevin and I signed up for a Cider making course with Forth Environment Link and lead by Margaret Lear from Plants with Purpose the day after an epic Scottish Orchard Gathering in Dunblane. We had both had a fair amount of … Continue reading

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52. More Apple trees for Beechbrae Orchard

We have had an eventful summer and autumn with projects on the land as well as Ally spending countless hours applying for funding for different projects. We’ve had a few successes with various grants that both allow our business to develop … Continue reading

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31. Another Orchard Grant

Yes, following last years orchard grant (which enabled us to put up a deer fence and plant 12 scottish heritage variety apple trees) we’ve been successful again! The Central Scotland Green Network Orchards Grant will fund us to plant 17 more fruit trees (3 pear … Continue reading

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2. Orchard Grant

This summer at work I have spent a large amount of time applying for large and small grants so our charity can continue to provide an important service to families in Edinburgh. For fun (insert sarcasm), I spent a weekend … Continue reading

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