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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

  • Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Mon, 15 Jul
    Stirchley
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    9 am to 12 pm @ Kingdom Forest Garden. Our “Start The Week” session. A chance to connect with each other, share news and enjoy the growing space that we are developing together here alongside the River Rea. We will be weeding, mulching and path maintenance - always lots to do!
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  • Spark Green Park Orchard - Planting Work
    Spark Green Park Orchard - Planting Work
    Tue, 16 Jul
    Balsall Heath
    16 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 11:30
    Balsall Heath , Colville Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8EH, UK
    16 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 11:30
    Balsall Heath , Colville Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8EH, UK
    9 am to 11.30 am @ Spark Green Park. We’ll be carrying out some planting work with the very active Friends of Spark Green Park. If you don’t know this park, now is a great time to get involved - this green space is attracting a lot of interest and enthusiasm.
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  • Gardening At Reaside Forest Garden
    Gardening At Reaside Forest Garden
    Wed, 17 Jul
    Balsall Heath
    17 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    17 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    .10 am to 12 pm @ Reaside Forest Garden. Join us for our regular session of forest garden care here, including some important summer pruning work.
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  • Gardening At The People's Plot
    Gardening At The People's Plot
    Wed, 17 Jul
    Stirchley
    17 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    17 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    5.30 pm to 7.30 pm @ The People’s Plot. Join us to enjoy the summer evenings on Wednesdays at our allotment-based site. Work has progressed really well through June and we look forward to expanding the forest garden here.
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  • Gardening At Newlands Run
    Gardening At Newlands Run
    Thu, 18 Jul
    Stirchley
    18 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Newlands Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2RL, UK
    18 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Newlands Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2RL, UK
    9.30 am to 12 pm @ Newlands Run. Summer Pruning workshop. We will work hard to visit every plum, gage and damson in this orchard to ensure they are well-shaped and disease-free. Lots of work to do - please do join us.
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  • Church Of Saint Mary and Saint Ambrose - Work, Walk And Summer Pruning Workshop.
    Church Of Saint Mary and Saint Ambrose - Work, Walk And Summer Pruning Workshop.
    Thu, 18 Jul
    Balsall Heath
    18 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Balsall Heath , Raglan Rd, Birmingham B5 7RA, UK
    18 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Balsall Heath , Raglan Rd, Birmingham B5 7RA, UK
    10 am to 12 pm @ St Mary & St Ambrose Church to work before walking through orchards in Calthorpe Park. Summer Pruning workshop.
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  • Gardening at Southern Drive Forest Garden
    Gardening at Southern Drive Forest Garden
    Thu, 18 Jul
    Kings Norton
    18 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Kings Norton , Southern Dr, King's Norton, Birmingham B30 3PF, UK
    18 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Kings Norton , Southern Dr, King's Norton, Birmingham B30 3PF, UK
    10.30 am to 1 pm @ Southern Drive Forest Garden. Join us here to care for our growing collection of trees and bushes in their second growing season. Plants are now establishing well… but weeds can still be a nuisance! Open to All, but over 55s especially welcome.
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  • Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Fri, 19 Jul
    Selly Park
    19 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Selly Park , off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    19 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Selly Park , 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 the weeds and grass show us who is really in charge. Open to all.
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  • Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Mon, 22 Jul
    Stirchley
    22 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    22 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    9 am to 12 pm @ Kingdom Forest Garden. Our “Start The Week” session. A chance to connect with each other, share news and enjoy the growing space that we are developing together here alongside the River Rea. We will be weeding, mulching and path maintenance - always lots to do!
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  • Saheli Hub - Tour Of Stirchley Sites
    Saheli Hub - Tour Of Stirchley Sites
    Mon, 22 Jul
    Saheli Hub
    22 Jul 2024, 15:30 – 18:00
    Saheli Hub, Cheddar Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LJ, UK
    22 Jul 2024, 15:30 – 18:00
    Saheli Hub, Cheddar Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LJ, UK
    3.30 pm @ Saheli Hub to meet to travel to Stirchley sites for a TOUR until 6 pm. Cycle or take a trip in the mini bus on this guided visit to some of our best growing sites in Stirchley. Gather ideas for orchard and forest gardens in Balsall Heath and enjoy a picnic at the end (further info below)
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  • Willows Green - Postcode Gardener Planting Session
    Willows Green - Postcode Gardener Planting Session
    Tue, 23 Jul
    Balsall Heath
    23 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 11:30
    Balsall Heath , 1 Willows Cres, Birmingham B12 9NS, United Kingdom
    23 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 11:30
    Balsall Heath , 1 Willows Cres, Birmingham B12 9NS, United Kingdom
    9 am to 11.30 am @ Willows Green. A planting session with our Postcode Gardener as a follow up to planting the new trees earlier in the month. This little corner of Balsall Heath is set to receive a lot of energy in the coming months and years. Why not come along and be a part of the transformation
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  • Hazelwell Riverbank Orchard - Summer Pruning Workshop
    Hazelwell Riverbank Orchard - Summer Pruning Workshop
    Tue, 23 Jul
    Stirchley
    23 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley, Hazelwell Park B30 2RG
    23 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 12:00
    Stirchley, Hazelwell Park B30 2RG
    9.30 am to 12 pm @ River Rea Riverbank Orchard. Summer Pruning workshop. We have pruning work to carry out here as well as some clearing to complete around trees that we didn’t manage to complete in June.
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  • Gardening At Reaside Forest Garden
    Gardening At Reaside Forest Garden
    Wed, 24 Jul
    Balsall Heath
    24 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    24 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    10 am to 12 pm @ Reaside Forest Garden. Join us for our regular session of forest garden care here, as the one and two year old trees start to become more visible and our fruit bushes begin to establish. There are plenty of plants to weed and mulch, plus, more planting to be done. Shearing, raking,
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  • Gardening At The People's Plot
    Gardening At The People's Plot
    Wed, 24 Jul
    Stirchley
    24 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    24 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    5.30 pm to 7.30 pm @ The People’s Plot. Join us to enjoy the summer evenings on Wednesdays at our allotment-based site. Work has progressed really well through June and we look forward to expanding the forest garden here.
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  • Gardening at Druids Heath Green Forest Garden
    Gardening at Druids Heath Green Forest Garden
    Thu, 25 Jul
    Druids Heath
    25 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Druids Heath , Pennyacre Rd, Birmingham B14 5UN, UK
    25 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Druids Heath , Pennyacre Rd, Birmingham B14 5UN, UK
    10.30 am to 1 pm @ Druids Heath Green Forest Garden. Join us here to care for our growing collection of trees and bushes as they enter their third growing season. There’s always plenty to do and plenty to enjoy. Open to All, but over 55s especially welcome.
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  • Spearhead Trust - Planting Up Raised Beds
    Spearhead Trust - Planting Up Raised Beds
    Fri, 26 Jul
    Druids Heath
    26 Jul 2024, 12:00 – 14:30
    Druids Heath , Bells Farm Cl, Birmingham B14 5QP, UK
    26 Jul 2024, 12:00 – 14:30
    Druids Heath , Bells Farm Cl, Birmingham B14 5QP, UK
    12 pm to 2.30 pm @ Spearhead Trust. We will plant up some raised beds in the garden here today. More edible perennials for Druids Heath. A great day to attend if you’ve never been to one of our sessions before.
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  • Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Fri, 26 Jul
    Selly Park
    26 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Selly Park , off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    26 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Selly Park , 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 the weeds and grass show us who is really in charge. Open to all.
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  • Gardening At The People's Plot
    Gardening At The People's Plot
    Wed, 31 Jul
    Stirchley
    31 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    31 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    5.30 pm to 7.30 pm @ The People’s Plot. Join us to enjoy the summer evenings on Wednesdays at our allotment-based site. Work has progressed really well through June and we look forward to expanding the forest garden here.
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