SLOG holds practical and interesting events for our members throughout the year including grafting and budding workshops (where you can create your own trees, all materials provided), pruning workshops for both standard and espallier trees, orchard visits, seasonal meetings with guest speakers and members apple pressing days where you can bring your own apples to be pressed (with some volume limits). We also have a stand that tours some of the local fairs and events. You always learn something at a SLOG event!
To see the new govt Covid-19 regs relevant to this event can be found >>> here <<<
The next SLOG event is likely to be our:
Summer Orchard Visit to Crookfoot Orchard in the Gilpin Valley to see the original old pear trees which we have recently been naming. Date to be arranged depending on government regulations, either in June/July or August/September
The orchard planting is coming along. A plan of the orchard and its varieties is now available.
More details are on the SLOG Orchard page.
If you would like to join the orchard team, please email Andy Andy Gilchrist or call 01539 727772.
We see this as an opportunity to:
maintain some of the rarer Furness, Cumberland and Westmorland varieties, from which scion wood and/or buds can be provided for propagation
grow on grafts from unidentified trees to obtain fruit for identification
evaluate scab-resistant varieties under Cumbrian conditions
evaluate new rootstocks such as M116
evaluate the suitability of new varieties for Cumbrian conditions
etc etc (and it doesn't have to be just apples!)
Crookfoot Orchard - Gilpin Valley
SLOG Orchard in Kendal - Blossoming
Growing Well - Pruning and Grafting Workshops