Forthcoming events

This page displays all future events. Events are of three types:
NCOG Events: Events organised by NCOG. Generally free to all members unless otherwise noted.
SLOG Events: Events organised by the South Lakes Orchard Group. NCOG members may attend SLOG events.
Other Events: Events organised by others (e.g the National Trust). There may be a charge for these.

Each event is prefixed by [NCOG], [SLOG] or [Other] to indicate what type of event it is.

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Aug 2014

[Other] National Trust apple workshops

On the second Saturday of each month, the National Trust run "apple workshops" at Acorn Bank. Led by Hilary Wilson and Chris Braithwaite, attendees will learn about, and have an opportunity to participate in, the management of Acorn Bank's orchards.
August's event will focus on summer pruning, with particular reference to cordon apples.
Time will be approximately 11am -3pm. Free to National Trust members, others will need to pay the normal entry charge to Acorn Bank. Please contact the National Trust at Acorn Bank to confirm details - telephone 017683 61467 or email .

[NCOG] Orchard visit, summer pruning and scything

Sunday August 17th, 2pm - 5pm, Low Stanger Farm, Stanger, nr Cockermouth.
Low Stanger Farm grows organic fruit and vegetables for the local market. The orchards are more traditional than Eva's Organics and contain very diverse varieties (340 trees of 80 different varieties). See their website for more details. Peter Kerr will provide a tour of the orchards and there will be discussions and demonstrations of summer pruning and other orchard maintenance techniques. Refreshments will be provided.
Weather permitting, we will also be providing an opportunity to learn to scythe at this event. If you've never used an Austrian scythe you will be amazed by the speed and ease with which it deals with meadow grass (and worse!). It's about the same speed as a strimmer and a much nicer experience. The main trick is to keep it really sharp. If you own a scythe, then please bring it along - either to educate others or brush up your own skills.
Contact for more details.