Orchard Gathering 2015

Dundee Urban Orchard are pleased to welcome the Orchard Collective Scotland, and anyone else interested in food sustainability and orchard revival, to Dundee. The Orchard Gathering will focus on the theme of Orchard Cities and the role that the creative arts can play in generating and sustaining energy for a growing orchard movement.
Examples of creative orchard projects from across the UK will be highlighted – with a keynote talk by Anne-Marie Culhane. The day will include lively presentations, creative workshops and plenty of time to discuss next steps for the Orchard Collective Scotland.

The Gathering includes tea/coffee and lunch and for those able to stay on there will be an orchard-themed evening meal and live entertainment from 18.00 – 21.30.

Dates for the Orchard Gathering have been chosen to complement Tay Landscape Partnership’s Fruit Festival events and encourage synergy across urban and rural environments. TLP events include an apple harvest at Elcho Castle orchard on the 4th October, a picking and juicing skills sharing workshop in Errol on the 7th October, and a Fruit Festival in Bell Wood Park, Perth on the 10th October.

For more information about the Gathering see Dundee Urban Orchard or contact jb4change@gmail.com. For more information about TLP’s Fruit Festival events see www.taylp.org or contact catriona.davies@pkht.org.uk.

To book on to the event visit Eventbrite.

Programme

10.00 – 10.45: registration and breadmaking (in preparation for lunch)
10.45 – 11.00: welcome
11.00 – 11.20: introduction to Dundee Urban Orchard
11.20 – 11.30: comfort break
11.30 – 12.30: talk by Anne-Marie Culhane followed by Q&A
12.30 – 14.00: lunch and chat
14.00 – 14.50: project progress reports from previous Orchard Gatherings
14.50 – 15.00: comfort break
15.00 – 16.00: creative workshop options + project development
16.00 – 16.30: feedback from workshops and next steps
16.30 – 17.00: tea/coffee and chat

18.00 – 19.30: meal and collective juicing
20.00 – 21.30: live music from Emil Thompson’s Dundee Back Stories Songbook, Martha’s Band and an orchard collective jam (so please bring your instruments)!

Orchard Gathering 2015

3rd October 2015
Gathering: 10.00 – 17.00
Evening meal, collective juicing and live entertainment: 18.00 – 21.30

Dundee West Church, Lower Hall, 132 Perth Rd., DD1 4JW.

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