100 year old Pear Tree

Another successful harvest, this time 33kgs of pears harvested from an 100 year old pear tree. All work was performed under the careful supervision of Toby, the extremely friendly Jack Russell cross. Rochelle from The Courier came and had a chat with Ellen so look out for a story about The Hidden Orchard in the … Continue reading 100 year old Pear Tree

Merry Christmas!

Last night we had our THO Christmas party! We forgot to get a group photo but we got photos of our incredible red and green themed pot luck spread, which is the important bit, right? A huge thank you to all committee members, harvest leaders, volunteers and supporters for making The Hidden Orchard possible. In … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Cemetery apples

We are developing a great connection with the Ballarat Cemeteries Trust who have graciously welcomed us onto their facilities for the third year in a row. Last week, Leo & a crew picked apples and nashis at the ‘Old’ cemetery, and today a few of us went to the New cemetery to check out apples. … Continue reading Cemetery apples

Thanks BGT!

The absolute legends at Ballarat Group Training have donated a storage space for us in their new home in Barkly street in the old Ballarat Secondary College building. This building was originally the Ballarat East Town Hall, the Ballarat Girls’ School and then used as a School of Mines Ballarat satellite site. We are thrilled … Continue reading Thanks BGT!