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Fruit & Nut Village

Planting Orchards and Growing Forest Gardens

"Our communities grow & are surrounded by abundant, perennial food" 

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Who We Are

Fruit & Nut Village CIO is a charity based in Birmingham, growing orchards and perennial food spaces and working with local communities to develop a range of edible landscapes.

We manage around 40 growing spaces in total, across Balsall Heath, Druids Heath and Stirchley.

Upcoming Events

  • Druids Heath Green Forest Garden - Planting fruit trees and pruning
    Druids Heath Green Forest Garden - Planting fruit trees and pruning
    Thu, 29 Feb
    Birmingham
    29 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 29 Mar 2024, 13:30
    Birmingham, Pennyacre Rd, Birmingham B14 5UN, UK
    29 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 29 Mar 2024, 13:30
    Birmingham, Pennyacre Rd, Birmingham B14 5UN, UK
    10.30 am to 1.30 pm @ Druids Heath Green Forest Garden. We plan to plant some fruit bushes here today and we may complete our pruning work at Pennyacre Orchards if we have time.
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  • Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Fri, 01 Mar
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    01 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden, off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    01 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden, off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    1 pm to 4 pm @ Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden - we will be weeding beds, defining bed edges, shearing paths and generally keeping the site in good condition as Spring arrives. Open to all, but over 55s especially welcome.
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  • Digbeth Community Garden - Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
    Digbeth Community Garden - Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
    Fri, 01 Mar
    Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw's Passage
    01 Mar 2024, 17:00 – 20:00
    Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw's Passage, Bordesley St, Birmingham B5 5PG, UK
    01 Mar 2024, 17:00 – 20:00
    Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw's Passage, Bordesley St, Birmingham B5 5PG, UK
    5 pm to 8 pm @ Digbeth Community Garden. Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop as part of Digbeth First Friday! Learn how to make fruit trees and take one away with you at the session. Please try to sign up in advance of this event.
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  • Sparkhill Park Orchard Tree Planting Day  with Friends of Sparkhill Park
    Sparkhill Park Orchard Tree Planting Day  with Friends of Sparkhill Park
    Sun, 03 Mar
    Sparkhill Park, Park Road
    03 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    Sparkhill Park, Park Road, Stratford Rd, Birmingham B11 4AT, UK
    03 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    Sparkhill Park, Park Road, Stratford Rd, Birmingham B11 4AT, UK
    9.30 am to 1.30 pm @ Sparkhill Park Orchard. Tree Planting Day with Friends of Sparkhill Park. Join us to add 10 fruit trees to the park. We’ll have hot drinks and biscuits and a fun time with new and old friends is guaranteed!
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  • Hazelwell Farm Allotments - Pruning Workshop
    Hazelwell Farm Allotments - Pruning Workshop
    Sun, 03 Mar
    Hazelwell Farm Allotments
    03 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Hazelwell Farm Allotments , Edwin Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2RN, UK
    03 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Hazelwell Farm Allotments , Edwin Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2RN, UK
    10 am to 12 pm @ Hazelwell Farm Allotments. Pruning Workshop in this small local orchard needing an annual visit and a little care.
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  • Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Mon, 04 Mar
    Kingdom Forest Garden
    04 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Kingdom Forest Garden, Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    04 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Kingdom Forest Garden, Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    9 am to 12 pm @ Kingdom Forest Garden. Our “Start The Week” session. We’ll be laying a cardboard mulch today on a new growing area. A chance to connect with each other, share news and enjoy the growing space that we are developing together here alongside the River Rea.
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  • Winter Pruning at Castle Vale Allotments
    Winter Pruning at Castle Vale Allotments
    Tue, 05 Mar
    Castle Vale Allotments
    05 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Castle Vale Allotments , Farnborough Rd, Castle Vale, Birmingham B35 7NE, UK
    05 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Castle Vale Allotments , Farnborough Rd, Castle Vale, Birmingham B35 7NE, UK
    10.30am - 1.30pm at Castle Vale Allotments.
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  • Fruit Tree Planting at Stirchley Park New Old Orchard
    Fruit Tree Planting at Stirchley Park New Old Orchard
    Wed, 06 Mar
    Stirchley Park, New Old Orchard
    06 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley Park, New Old Orchard, Bournville Ln, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JT, UK
    06 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley Park, New Old Orchard, Bournville Ln, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JT, UK
    9.30 am to 12 pm @ Stirchley Park New Old Orchard. Fruit Tree Planting and care. There are only two trees here to be planted, but we’ll look after the others in “The New Old Orchard” during the visit.
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  • Saheli Hub - Fruit Tree Planting Session
    Saheli Hub - Fruit Tree Planting Session
    Wed, 06 Mar
    Saheli Hub
    06 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Saheli Hub, Cheddar Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LJ, UK
    06 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Saheli Hub, Cheddar Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LJ, UK
    11 am to 2 pm @ Saheli Hub. Fruit Tree Planting Session. Join us to expand the small orchard on Cheddar Road; brightening the view for passers by, residents and Hub visitors.
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  • Meet At Pennyacre Orchards  - Planting Fruit Trees
    Meet At Pennyacre Orchards  - Planting Fruit Trees
    Thu, 07 Mar
    Pennyacre Orchards
    07 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Pennyacre Orchards, Pennyacre Rd, Birmingham B14 5UN, UK
    07 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Pennyacre Orchards, Pennyacre Rd, Birmingham B14 5UN, UK
    10.30 am to 1 pm @ Pennyacre Orchards to meet. Then we will work at Manningford Hall planting two fruit trees and move to Britford Orchard for some tree care work.
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  • Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Fri, 08 Mar
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    08 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden, off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    08 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden, off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    1 pm to 4 pm @ Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden - we will be weeding beds, defining bed edges, shearing paths and generally keeping the site in good condition as Spring arrives. Open to all, but over 55s especially welcome.
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  • Planting an orchard - Daisy Farm Park
    Planting an orchard - Daisy Farm Park
    Sat, 09 Mar
    Daisy Farm Park (Maypole Lane entrance)
    09 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Daisy Farm Park (Maypole Lane entrance), Maypole Ln, Birmingham B14 4PJ, UK
    09 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Daisy Farm Park (Maypole Lane entrance), Maypole Ln, Birmingham B14 4PJ, UK
    10.30 am to 1 pm @ Daisy Farm Park Orchard. Join Daisy Farm Park Friends to continue planting the new orchard we began in February! Open To All, but especially local people wishing to become more active in this park.
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  • Orchard Care At Edgbaston Reservoir Orchard
    Orchard Care At Edgbaston Reservoir Orchard
    Sat, 09 Mar
    Edgbaston Reservoir
    09 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Edgbaston Reservoir, Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham B16 9EE, UK
    09 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Edgbaston Reservoir, Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham B16 9EE, UK
    10.30 am to 1.30 pm @ Edgbaston Reservoir Orchard. Join us to take a return visit to this maturing orchard space, one year after we began its restoration. The site was planted up in March 2015.
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  • Garden Care At Seven Streets Park
    Garden Care At Seven Streets Park
    Sat, 09 Mar
    Seven Streets Park
    09 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 15:00
    Seven Streets Park, Runcorn Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8QY, UK
    09 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 15:00
    Seven Streets Park, Runcorn Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8QY, UK
    11 am to 3 pm @ Seven Streets Park. Join our Balsall Heath Postcode Gardener and Friends of the park to plant more edible perennials with us and us up some of the woodchip pile here as mulch. We hope that the offer of a samosa or two will add to the likelihood of you joining us today.
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  • Developing The Forest Garden At Southern Drive Forest Garden
    Developing The Forest Garden At Southern Drive Forest Garden
    Sun, 10 Mar
    Southern Drive
    10 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Southern Drive, Southern Dr, King's Norton, Birmingham B30 3PF, UK
    10 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Southern Drive, Southern Dr, King's Norton, Birmingham B30 3PF, UK
    11 am to 2 pm @ Southern Drive Forest Garden. Join University of Birmingham Conservation Volunteers to develop the next section of the forest garden here.
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  • Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Mon, 11 Mar
    Kingdom Forest Garden
    11 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Kingdom Forest Garden, Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    11 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Kingdom Forest Garden, Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    9 am to 12 pm @ Kingdom Forest Garden. Our “Start The Week” session. Fruit Bush Planting and a chance to connect with each other, share news and enjoy the growing space that we are developing together here alongside the River Rea. Open to All but over 55s are especially welcome.
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  • Postcode Gardener session at Anawim - planting heritage fruit trees
    Postcode Gardener session at Anawim - planting heritage fruit trees
    Wed, 13 Mar
    Balsall Heath
    13 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Balsall Heath, Anawim, 228 Mary St, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9RJ, UK
    13 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Balsall Heath, Anawim, 228 Mary St, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9RJ, UK
    11 am to 2 pm @ Anawim Women’s Centre. Our Balsall Heath Postcode Gardener will be planting some heritage fruit trees kindly donated by Chamberlain Highbury Trust. Please join us to for the afternoon for some work as well as a hot drink and a biscuit.
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  • Beilby Road  Orchard
    Beilby Road  Orchard
    Thu, 14 Mar
    Stirchley
    14 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley, Beilby Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 3BU, UK
    14 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley, Beilby Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 3BU, UK
    9.30 am to 12 pm @ Beilby Road Orchard. Fruit Tree Planting and care. There are only two trees here to be planted, but we’ll look after the others in the orchard during the visit.
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