We were very sad to find out that our friend and stalwart COPSE supporter Tony Flowers passed away earlier this month. Tony has supported and attended most of our events at Swan Barn, planting a Major Apple Tree (pictured here with Ranger Dee Durham), which we dedicate to Tony’s memory. We wish Tony’s partner Nicky our deepest sympathies… we will miss Tony’s enquiring mind, dry wit, warm smile and kind nature.
Later in August we finalised John Steere’s Orchard filming with additional audio, the final cut to follow! Claire did some initial harvesting of plums for making Charitable Chutneys.
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.