Saturday 1st May 10.30am to 12.30pm

Come and get some gentle exercise – there’s lots to do. Tools provided, wear old clothes and suitable footwear. We will work in groups of six to comply with Covid rules.  Most importantly, cake will be provided…



We are delighted that Potters Bar Community Radio  chose us as a subject for their ‘Sounds from the Community’ programme on Thursday 25th March . This was a lovely programme of music, dedications and stories by many of those connected with the Orchard. Many thanks to Mary for organising it all. PB Radio is an amazing project, set up just a year ago and run by a group of dedicated volunteers.  Do carry on listening to the stories of other community groups in the area.


Sunday 18th October 2020

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out on this magical afternoon. It was so lovely seeing so many folk  enjoying the chance to get together in spite of Covid!. Thanks very much as well to Welwyn Hatfield Environmental Health who advised us and enabled it all to happen and to the RSPB for providing their informative stand.  Everyone enjoyed refreshments, apple displays, and simple  games in the great outdoors. A truly memorable day in such a dark time.

WHBC Councillor Jaida Caliskan

Apple display

Fund raising campaign

A huge thank you to all of those who supported our recent GoFundMe campaign. In a matter of a few days we raised £1,199 which was amazing. As we are unable to hold fund raising events or let the yurt this year your generous donations will enable us to meet our costs and carry on managing it for everyone. We were really touched by the messages of support we received. At the end of the day this is your Orchard and we are really happy that it will continue to be there for everyone in the community.

work partIEs – A BIG THANKS!

Many thanks indeed to the volunteers who turned at our recent work parties to help out with raking and other tasks. On each occasion we got a lot done and had a really nice time in the process. The hay was raked and moved to the edge of the field, the path into Ash Field was weeded and the wood chip was used to refresh the paths in both fields. The two birch trees in Ash Field were liberated from their tree ties and the grass at the base of the trees was trimmed.  The benches and compost toilet are freshly painted and looking very smart and well done to those tough folk who spent the time pulling nettles!

Orchard Video

A really big thank you to Brigitta Scholz Mastroianni (Nux Photography) who, with Karen,  has put together a fantastic video for us. I’m sure you will agree that the result is stunning and a very fitting tribute to what we have achieved and all the volunteers who have put in the hours there. Do please share this link with other members of our community. Brigitta is a Northaw resident and we are really thankful that she has given her time to us free of charge to produce such an amazing film. To see the video go to this link

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