NEXT MEETING 2018:
Monday 19th March - 1.30pm - Newbury Waitrose cafe and then across the road to Digby Road orchard for winter tidy and pruning.
Call 01635 551325 for more details
We had a successful pruning day on 4th March at City Rec, but the news from Barn Crescent was less welcome. When we came to prune we discovered the largest Charles Ross tree was seriously infected with canker down to the main truck. We had no alternative but to remove the whole tree before the canker started to spread to other trees. We then discovered patches on another tree, most of which was cut out and we're now monitoring this tree for further outbreaks.
The most likely cause of this disease has been the very wet winters we've experience alongside the site being damp to start with. Ironically we had to water the trees for the first couple of years due to drought conditions, but this has dramatically changed over the past 2 years.
Newbury Apple Day 2018
Apple Day this year is on Saturday 6th October in Market Place. Times to be confirmed.
Find out more with reports from last year's event on Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/NewburyAppleDay/
Apple Day 2017 Gallery
Here are some photos from last year's Apple Day
Newbury In Bloom Gallery
Orchard planting in April 2017 with St Joseph's school.
Welcome to the Growing Newbury Green website
We're a group dedicated to encouraging local communities in Newbury
UK to grow food in open spaces and sharing the harvest.
For our first projects we've planted 5 orchards in Newbury - you can find
out about them here as well as the local apple varieties we're
re-introducing to our town.
If you want to join in, make a donation or have an idea for food growing
in your area, contact us here.