We are delighted to announce that Kaska Hempel has joined the Orchard Inventory project as an Orchard Animateur and Support Worker to help encourage and support our local collaborating groups. She is the first point of contact for any new local organisations or local facilitators who would like to get involved in the project this year. Look out for her regular project updates on our blog, Twitter (@Orchard Revival) and Facebook. We would love to help your organisation thrive so please let Kaska know if you have any orchard-related news or events you would like us to share.
We have some wonderful help from our collaborators over the past year and managed to survey over 300 orchards identified through our desktop study (PDF, 3MB) and add many more new orchards to the Inventory. But we still have a lot of white space on our map and still need some more help from local organisations, facilitators and volunteers to fill them in.
Would you or your organisation like to get involved in mapping of existing orchards in your area? We are particularly keen to recruit some new Local Facilitators in:
- Dumfries and Galloway
- Aberdeenshire (north including the City)
- Mid Lothian
- East Lothian
- East Renfrewshire
- East Dunbartonshire
- West Dunbartonshire
- Argyll & Bute
- Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
- Perthshire north of Dunkeld
- Fife, west including Dunfermline