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Featured below are lists of our key initiatives and individual projects. Click on any of these to find out more.

The involvement of community is the life-blood of these projects and whether your interest is in physical activity, socialising, workshops, storytelling, writing, illustration, sewing, consultancy, local research or project management we have the ideal project for you to get involved in.  We are also interested in hearing about your ideas for new collaborations within this initiative.  Contact a member of the Apple Tree Initiative team to find out more or to tell us about your own ideas.

Our key initiatives

These are our larger initiatives. Each incorporates a number of projects.

Muddy boots science

Developing a wide range of outdoor science activities and resources, with the help of local experts and enthusiasts.

Garden connections

A range of garden-related projects we are delivering, funded primarily by the Devon Education Fund

Local heritage

Expanding opportunities to explore local heritage within the curriculum, with the help of our community.

Individual projects

Children as community storytellers

A series of activities that encourage children to develop an engaging and influential voice in community storytelling and decision making.

Keeping chickens

An opportunity to learn about breeding, raising and caring for chickens, and marketing their eggs.

Muddy boots lab

Developing a well-equipped, accessible science lab in our woods.

Singing social

Singing to children, to keep alive the magic and tradition of learning through song and rhyme.

The seven generations project

Exploring the life experiences of seven generations of a local family with strong ties to Appledore's maritime history.

The wool story

A project on the heritage of wool production and knitting in and around Appledore.

Weather station

A pilot project, working towards establishing our own school weather station