Orchard Classroom

A newly-planted orchard in the grounds of Elmwood College is helping save Scotland's ancient fruit varieties as well as becoming an outdoor classroom allowing students to study fruit production.

The Forestry Commission approached Elmwood College to create a model orchard, run along organic lines and drawing on research into specific apple and pear varieties grown in Scotland in the past. Studies include work on how best to use some of the oldest varieties, as much of the knowledge passed down through generations has now been lost.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/News/Orchard-classroom-for-students

 

 


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It’s great to learn about all aspects of gardening. I love being outdoors and I even enjoy the theory.

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