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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

  • Church of SS Mary and Ambrose - Adding Plants To The Borders
    Church of SS Mary and Ambrose - Adding Plants To The Borders
    Thu, 13 Jun
    Balsall Heath
    13 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Balsall Heath , Raglan Rd, Birmingham B5 7RA, UK
    13 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Balsall Heath , Raglan Rd, Birmingham B5 7RA, UK
    10.30 am to 1 pm @ St Mary & St Ambrose Church. We’ll be working here adding plants to the borders on the prominent site. Join our Postcode Gardener for a session of planting in the sun with local people. It’s a great chance to have a look at the fruit trees we planted here in the winter as well.
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  • Hazelwell Nut Grove
    Hazelwell Nut Grove
    Fri, 14 Jun
    Stirchley
    14 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 11:30
    Stirchley, Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 11:30
    Stirchley, Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30, UK
    9.30 am to 11.30 am @ Hazelwell Nut Grove. Join us for a short session to ensure that some of our oldest, as well as newest, trees are weed-free, mulched and problem free.
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  • Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden
    Sat, 15 Jun
    Selly Park
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Selly Park , off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Selly Park , off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    10 am to 1 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, 17 Jun
    Stirchley
    17 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    17 Jun 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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  • Tree Care at Stirchley Park
    Tree Care at Stirchley Park
    Tue, 18 Jun
    Stirchley
    18 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 11:30
    Stirchley , Bournville Ln, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JT, UK
    18 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 11:30
    Stirchley , Bournville Ln, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JT, UK
    9.30 am to 11.30 am @ The New Old Orchard, Stirchley Park. Join us to make sure that everything is looking happy and healthy in this heritage orchard. Weeding trees, checking cages, inspecting trees.
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  • Gardening At Reaside Forest Garden
    Gardening At Reaside Forest Garden
    Wed, 19 Jun
    Balsall Heath
    19 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    19 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    10 am to 12.30 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. Enjoy hot drinks and biscuits together
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  • Gardening At The People's Plot
    Gardening At The People's Plot
    Wed, 19 Jun
    Stirchley
    19 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    19 Jun 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 Wednesday summer evenings at our allotment-based site.
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  • Gardening at Southern Drive Forest Garden
    Gardening at Southern Drive Forest Garden
    Thu, 20 Jun
    Kings Norton
    20 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Kings Norton , Southern Dr, King's Norton, Birmingham B30 3PF, UK
    20 Jun 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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  • Solstice Story Telling And Picnic At Pebble Mill Playing Fields
    Solstice Story Telling And Picnic At Pebble Mill Playing Fields
    Thu, 20 Jun
    Selly Park
    20 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Selly Park , off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    20 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Selly Park , off Kitchener Road, Selly Park, B29 7QD
    5.30 pm to 7.30 pm @ Pebble Mill Playing Fields Forest Garden. Join us for an evening of picnicking and stories. We will be joined by The Storytellers Studio from 6.30 pm. Enjoy your picnic before or during the tales. And, feel free to enjoy the forest garden until the Solstice at 9.50pm.
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  • Solstice Story Telling And Picnic At Reaside Forest Garden
    Solstice Story Telling And Picnic At Reaside Forest Garden
    Thu, 20 Jun
    Balsall Heath
    20 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    20 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Balsall Heath , Clevedon Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9HE, UK (opposite Apna Ghar)
    5.30 pm to 7.30 pm @ Reaside Forest Garden. Solstice Story-Telling and Picnic. Join us for an evening of picnicking and stories. We will be joined by Juliet Fry from 6.30 pm: enjoy your picnic before or during the tales.
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  • Hazelwell Farm Allotments - Pruning Workshop
    Hazelwell Farm Allotments - Pruning Workshop
    Sun, 23 Jun
    Hazelwell Farm Allotments
    23 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Hazelwell Farm Allotments , Edwin Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2RN, UK
    23 Jun 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. Open To All but Allotment Holders here are especially welcome.
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  • Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Gardening at Kingdom Forest Garden
    Mon, 24 Jun
    Stirchley
    24 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Stirchley , Hazelwell Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2PG, UK
    24 Jun 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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  • Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
    Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Castle Vale
    25 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Castle Vale, Farnborough Rd, Birmingham B35 7LQ, UK
    25 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Castle Vale, Farnborough Rd, Birmingham B35 7LQ, UK
    10 am to 1 pm @ Castle Vale Allotments. Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop - Open To All, but allotment plot-holders here are especially welcome. The allotments are to the south of Farnborough Road, at the north east end (map marker is not exact).
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  • Saheli Hub - Fruit Tree Planting Session
    Saheli Hub - Fruit Tree Planting Session
    Wed, 26 Jun
    Saheli Hub
    26 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Saheli Hub, Cheddar Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LJ, UK
    26 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Saheli Hub, Cheddar Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LJ, UK
    10 am to 12.30 pm @ Saheli Hub. Propagation Workshop. Join us to create more perennial fruit bushes and other food crops to take home and to support Fruit & Nut Village work in Balsall Heath.
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  • Gardening At The People's Plot
    Gardening At The People's Plot
    Wed, 26 Jun
    Stirchley
    26 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 19:30
    Stirchley , Dad's Ln, Birmingham B13 8PQ, UK
    26 Jun 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 Wednesday summer evenings at our allotment-based site.
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  • The Secret Garden - Planting Fruit Trees and Crops
    The Secret Garden - Planting Fruit Trees and Crops
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Balsall Heath
    27 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Balsall Heath, Alcester Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B13 8AR, UK
    27 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Balsall Heath, Alcester Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B13 8AR, UK
    10.30 am to 1.30pm @ The Secret Garden. We will be adding to the work we began in the Spring working in this beautiful growing space. Well worth a visit even if you are just interested in seeing what’s here.
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  • Gardening at Druids Heath Green Forest Garden
    Gardening at Druids Heath Green Forest Garden
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Druids Heath
    27 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 13:00
    Druids Heath , Pennyacre Rd, Birmingham B14 5UN, UK
    27 Jun 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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  • Propagation Workshop At Bells Farm Close
    Propagation Workshop At Bells Farm Close
    Fri, 28 Jun
    Druids Heath
    28 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 14:30
    Druids Heath , Bells Farm Cl, Birmingham B14 5QP, UK
    28 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 14:30
    Druids Heath , Bells Farm Cl, Birmingham B14 5QP, UK
    12 pm to 2.30 pm @ Spearhead Trust. Propagation Workshop. Join us for an afternoon of plants, chat, hot drinks, learning and fun. You may take plants away with you or help grow plants for Fruit & Nut Village Druids Heath,
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