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Company:Community Apple Orchard


Phone:01634 310011

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Rainham Community Orchard


Rainham Community Orchard, Bloors Lane (on junction with Lower Rainham Road) ME8 7TP.

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Three years ago Zammit Roofing generously offered us 5 acres of apple orchard at the bottom of Bloors Lane to run both as a productive orchard and as a wildlife habitat. Since then a dedicated band of volunteers has put in many hours clearing nettles, thistles etc. and then pruning during the winter. As a result the whole of the orchard is now accessible, producing much more fruit and the variety of wildlife is increasing.  More volunteers are always welcome, including to help staff the PYO days.  To find out more please email or call Hamish on 01634 310011 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday.


Apple Juice

Over the past three years a band of volunteers have rescued five acres Cox and Russet apple trees to restore it both as a productive orchard and as a wildlife habitat. Last year over 2 tonnes were sold on the PYO days and the rest was turned into 2800 litre bottles of juice which will sell out in a few weeks. All profit is being donated to Kent Wildlife Trust.

Pick Your Own Apples 2017
We expect the Russets to be ready to pick Sat/Sun 23/24 September and the Cox two weeks later. Confirmation will be posted on, on facebook @Rainham Community Orchard and printed in the next issue of The Net.

Current outlets stocking our apple juice are:

Sunburst Books, Station Road, Rainham ME8 7RS

The Net, 4 Saracen Close, Gillingham Business Park ME8 0QN

Berengrave Service Station, 666 Lower Rainham Road ME8 7TY

Davey The Butcher, 189 Station Road, Rainham ME8 7SQ



More volunteers welcome

If you can spend a few hours a week helping please email or call me on 01634 310011 9:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday to arrange a time to view the orchard. We will also need help to staff the PYO days.

Hamish Mackay Miller.

Entrance to the orchard is 100 yards up Bloors Lane from the Lower Rainham Road on the right. ME8 7TR


Categories: Gillingham & Rainham, Voluntary Work

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