Volunteer opportunity: Racehill Community Orchard Sunday 9th August 2020

 Registration is closed for this event

Sunday 9th August at Racehill Orchard 11am - 3pm

Join Kirsty this Sunday for a regular maintenance session. This time of year the focus is on caring for the young fruit trees: watering; removing competing weeds; fruit thinning. Racehill is a sanctuary for wildlife and as such is not a neat and tidy orchard which is part of it's charm.

** Covid 19 - You must NOT attend this event if you or a member of your household has had symptoms of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the session or had a positive test for Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the session or have been advised by Public Health England to self-isolate.
In order to help manage the session safely we will have a limit of 5 volunteers for this session and registering via the link below is essential. Please don't turn up without registering - people who turn up without registering will be turned away, sorry! Please do not travel to the session via public transport. We will be operating a social distancing policy and other Covid-19 measures according to government guidelines and you will be fully briefed by your team leader. **

Please read for your safety - please be aware that Racehill orchard is a wild and wonderful place with many wild and wonderful flowers and plants too. There are some that can sting, some can scratch, some even have sap that can burn if it gets on your skin and is exposed to the sun. Therefore long trousers/sleeves highly recommended as are long socks and work boots/footwear with ankle protection. Shredded ankles aren't fun! Please also read this article about the photo toxic plants we have on site: 


Please register for this session. You can come for all or part of the day, please let us know when you register.

Your host

Kirsty Sloman 

When you register you will receive an email which will give you her contact phone number in case you need to call her on the day

Please bring 

- Food and drink to sustain you for the session (packed lunch, snacks, flasks, water etc).
- Gardening gloves
- Sturdy footwear (no sandals)
- Lightweight clothing to cover arms and legs completely on sunny days: some plants on site can cause skin irritation in the sunshine
We will have hand sanitiser on site but suggest you may want to bring your own as well.
Water bottles will be able to be refilled on site if necessary.

Dress appropriately for weather conditions and messy work. Please also note there are no proper toilet facilities at the orchard, although there are lots of bushes!

Please note that for all the activities all children under the age of 18 and people with support needs must be accompanied by a parent/carer who is responsible for their supervision, safety and any medication needed.

Please check in with the relevant leader on the day. If weather is dire we may have to cancel.

How to find us 

Click here for map/directions.

Hope you can make it!

9th August 2020 11:00 AM   through   3:00 PM