Here’s a reminder that It may be damp and chilly at this time of the year, but there’s still plenty of activity in and around the Orchard!

• Winter Pruning Course:  Saturday 17 February, 10.30 – 12.30, at Jesmond Community Orchard. £5.00 payable on the day.

• Grafting Course: Saturday 24 February, 9.30 – 13.00, at Holy Name Parish Hall, Towers Avenue, NE2 3JX. The cost of £30 includes two trees. There are a few places still available; for further information, or to book your place, contact,  phone 0191 2810758

• Gardening Sessions:  second and fourth Sundays of the month, 10.30 – 12.30, weather permitting. All welcome.