About Fruit & Nut Village
Fruit & Nut Village CIO is a charitable organisation based in Birmingham (UK). Fruit & Nut Village is involved in planting and caring for orchards and other perennial food spaces such as “Forest Gardens”. We established in 2021 as a charity, but we’ve worked in Stirchley since 2018. The neighbourhood of Stirchley was chosen as the initial Fruit & Nut Village because a number of orchards already existed in this area, and there was a base of active volunteers.
The main purpose of Fruit & Nut Village is to bring people together to develop individual growing spaces into a collection of connected food-abundant spaces, by working with local communities to develop a range of edible landscapes. Working with the local community is really important to us - we run volunteer events regularly, with sometimes more than 50
people attending; usually numbers are around 10-20. Local people come together to learn and work with each other, often weeding, planting,
mulching and pruning trees, creating new growing spaces and watering fruit trees.
We manage over 40 growing spaces in total, across Balsall Heath, Druids Heath and Stirchley. So, you’re never too far away from your nearest orchard if you live in or visit one of these neighbourhoods.
Meet the Team
These are the people behind the running and delivering of Fruit & Nut
Village’s charitable work
Area Manager Balsall Heath
Dan manages work days and events in the Balsall Heath area.
Nikki is the communications officer for Fruit & Nut Village
Board of Trustees - Secretary
Debra is on the Board of Trustees of Fruit & Nut Village CIO
Board of Trustees - Treasurer
Alex is on the Board of Trustees of Fruit & Nut Village CIO
Area Manager Druids Heath
Kate manages work days and events in the Druids Heath area.
Area Manager Stirchley
Rob manages work days and events in the Stirchley area.
Board of Trustees - Chair
Helen is on the Board of Trustees of Fruit & Nut Village CIO