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Orchards East is an exciting environmental and cultural project covering six counties in the east of England – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery fund from 2018 - 2021, and based in the School of History at the University of East Anglia (UEA), it is devoted to discovering and understanding the past, present and future of orchards in Eastern England. Orchards East is currently working as the Orchards East Forum; a collaborative centre with members representing existing county orchard groups, other interested organisations and orchard owners and experts.
The project extends initiatives already developed by Suffolk Traditional Orchards Group (STOG) and other partners, including the East of England Apples and Orchards Project (EEAOP).