You are invited to be part of a project to care for a new fruit & foraging route for insects, animals & humans along the River Exe which runs through the city of Exeter. To find out how this project got going visit archive posts like ‘background to FLOW‘, ‘Sketching out the route’ & ‘orchard lab‘.

Visit the events & activities page to find activities have taken place or you can be part of or help make happen.  A printed map is now available marking all 193 trees for you to find.  This year, due to Covid, we are unable to have a community wassail as usual.  We are aware that people can only go outdoors for exercise with their family group, support bubble or as an individual to meet one other person.

If you live near the Valley Park you might like to visit one or more of the trees as part of your exercise at any time during the month of January – leave a biodegradable gift, hang a piece of toast with plaited twine or respond creatively eg through song or words.  If you want to send us a snapshot or short video of you with your tree or the orchard we will share these via the blog.

You can find the words for the wassail here, music & sound recordings here as a reminder.

If you want to find out more or be part of the growing number of people who are  interested in being part of FLOW please get in touch via floworchardexe at gmail.com , join our mailing list or follow this blog.

All images taken during the project are by Jenny Steer with additional images by Mary-Rose Lane and Anne-Marie Culhane

FLOW Exe River Orchard is registered as a CIC (community interest company)