It is just over a week until we welcome you all to attend this year’s PHS annual lecture, given this year by the wonderful Lewis McNeill of the Orchard Project, a charity dedicated to reviving and replanting orchards in urban communities.
Lewis has been working on urban, community orchards for seven years, focussing primarily on London. His interest in nature and sustainable food systems have led the project towards a ‘holistic’ approach, where the nematodes and fungi beneath our feet are just as important as the trees and people! Lewis will talk about the Orchard Project’s work, how to get the best out of fruit trees in challenging urban environments, and the wide ranging benefits of orchards for communities.
For those of you who’ve never attended one of our lectures before, why not come along this year? As ever there’ll be a chance to meet with other members over a drink and lovely nibbles, and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the speaker and ask any questions you might have about your fruit trees!
The talk will be followed by our brief AGM and report on last year’s events and summer show. We are looking for new volunteers to help out on our committee; please do get in touch if you are keen to be involved, and would like to know more about what the committee does.
This is an absolutely FREE event for members, so please do join us!