Apples and Orchards of Cumbria
This book is a comprehensive review of Cumbrian apple varieties and of Cumbrian orchards open to the public complied by the Cumbrian orchard groups (SLOG and NCOG).
These organisations are voluntary community groups whose objectives are to conserve, maintain and renovate existing fruit orchards and encourage the planting of new orchards in the county recognising the importance of biodiversity and the preservation of old local varieties of fruit. They do this by organising talks and orchard visits, running workshops to teach orchard skills such as pruning, grafting and budding, and attending shows to offer advice to the general public and raise funds by selling fruit trees and publications about fruit. At harvest time they run community fruit pressing days, hire out fruit presses to members and attend Apple Days to identify apples and offer advice.
Paperback; 210 x 149mm
107 colour images