Orchards have an amazing ability to bring people together and create positivity. In urban areas, community orchards provide places of social inclusion, exercise and skill development. In rural areas, community orchards bring social cohesion and focus to often disparate or lonely people.
At their most basic form, orchards are simply wonderful places to bring people together, whether than be in the form of picnics, walking the dog, birthday parties or weddings.
Over the last few years, as the interest in cider has reached increasingly curious and discerning consumers, a number of cider clubs have emerged in the UK. From Manchester to Herefordshire to Kent, real (and now virtual!) talks, tastings and musings happen on a frequent basis to share the love and understanding of cider.
Everyone has a place in the cider community! Whether it’s virtual cider tastings with friends and strangers, volunteering whilst picking apples off the ground, attending a cider festival or gallivanting around in the dark on Twelfth Night for wassail, you’ll always be in for a warm welcome with cider people.
“Cast aside those preconceived notions of cider – be prepared to be surprised and delighted as you join in the Discover Cider Journey!”