Newquay Orchard Forest Den and Wood Workshop

by Jack in Newquay

We did it
On 12th August 2016 we successfully raised £6,160 with 72 supporters in 42 days

Here at Newquay Community Orchard we are looking to build a Woodland Classroom and Workshop area - an area to learn, work and play!

by Jack in Newquay

New stretch target

Any overfunding will go to the continued development and improvement of both the Wood Workshop and Den area. Hitting the original target would be great - but hitting the Stretch Target would help us to fill the Workshop with woodworking tools and install Solar Panels for power tools and radio (A need for every worker). Aswell as allowing us add extra outdoor play and crafts areas to "The Den" area.   


Since Newquay Community Orchard’s first Crowdfunder launched in January 2015, the site and project has been growing at a rapid pace. The first year alone saw 200 volunteers sign up, donating 6100 hours of their time.  There has also been regular engagement with a large amount of the local community through 40 workshops and community events, and we provided educational services to 440 school children. We have even found the time to plant almost 1000 woodland and native fruit trees.  

The aim of the project is to promote a healthy, social, environmentally friendly local community, and the 7 acre site itself is fast becoming a central hub for volunteering, educating, training and socialising.

The Project

After a successful first Crowdfunder Newquay Community Orchard is now looking for funds to develop a wooded area of site into a Woodland Classroom (The Den) and Workshop area. We feel this is the next important step as this will provide us with a safe and secure outdoor space, which can be used in all weathers. 

The Den

In a world dominated by social media and smartphones, we are encouraging those of all ages to get back to nature. "The Den" will provide us with a space to carry out regular educational workshops and events. We are teaming up with Newquay Forest School to run daily, onsite classes, which will inspire the next generation to make important lifestyle choices. The area will also be used to run regular outdoor events for the local community, such as outdoor cinema, educational workshops and music events.

Woodland Workshop

Wood is a natural, renewable resource, but there is currently unprecedented levels of deforestation happening worldwide. Here at Newquay Community Orchard we are looking at ways to re-use wood destined for land fill. We accept donations of all types of wood, and the construction of a Wood Workshop area will provide us with a safe, secure and dry area for our volunteers to work. This area will also play a pivotal role in the future development of the Orchard and its volunteers - allowing us to offer volunteers the chance to carry out woodworking sessions, whilst also allowing for the effective and efficient use of donations and our time. 

How can you help?

Crowdfunding is important to us as it gives us the ability to develop our site, whilst also developing those involved. The money raised will allow us to fund the construction of our on-site Woodland Education area and Woodland Workshop. These advancements will aid with the future progression of the orchard, and it will provide us with safe, secure and dry areas for the children and volunteers to learn, work and play.  

Apart from funding we are always looking for donations. If you have something sat at the bottom of the garden that you may think could be of some use to us then please get in touch. We have accepted a wide range of garden and maintenance tools, as well as a variety of wood products. Even the sheds and greenhouses visible on site were donated by the local community.

Most importantly, and what makes the community orchard project possible, is the donation of peoples time. We have a range of dedicated volunteers involved with the orchard site, from retired builders to youngsters wanting to learn, and we are always looking for more. If you have skills in carpentry, building or plumbing, if you are an artist wanting to show off your talents, or if you just want to get your hands mucky, whilst learning new skills and meeting new people, please get in touch. There may even be a cup of tea and a biscuit waiting for you!

About the Orchard

Newquay Community Orchard is a 7 acre open access public space that provides workshops, food security and community events to Newquay and its surrounding areas. Please visit or get in touch for further information.

Find us

Newquay Community OrchardYeoman WayTretherrasNewquayTR7 2SL

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Graphic design, including logo design and brand identity, by Amelia Berkeley


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Receive a Newquay Community Orchard car sticker

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Receive a fridge magnet made from recycled wood in our Wood Workshop

£20 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

Attend a Forest School session at Newquay Community Orchard run by Newquay Forest School

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Sponsor a Woodland Tree. You will have the opportunity to name it, and then have your name and the name of the tree, on our interactive map which will show your name as you hover over your tree.

£25 or more

9 of 25 claimed

£25 Reward

Receive 4 handmade drinks coasters, made on site from recycled Christmas trees.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Be a proud owner of an organic Newquay Community Orchard T-shirt and car bumper sticker

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Sponsor and plant a tree with your family! Come and learn about tree planting and their importance and plant a tree to leave your legacy on the site. Includes a free sticker! Please note, due to planting season, this reward is only available in November and December!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Become a personal sponsor of Newquay Community Orchard "The Den". All sponsors chosen name will be placed on a hand made plaque, made from recyled wood and placed in "The Den." This is not available to commercial organisations. Includes a magnet and sticker!

£100 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£100 Reward

Be a proud owner of a Newquay Community Orchard clock, handmade from reclaimed wood. You can speak to the maker and help them by talking through your design ideas.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Become a Tool Sponsor of the Wood Workshop Area. Sponsors will be welcomed to site, to meet the team and have pictures taken with the tools purchased. We will also advertise the sponsor on the tools purchased

£300 or more

£300 Reward

Become a proud sponsor of Newquay Community Orchard Wood Recycling project. Sponsors will be rewarded with a plaque, handmade from recycled wood, and mentioned on social media. All sponsors will be listed on plaque, placed in the Wood Workshop area

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Become the proud, single, commercial sponsor of Newquay Community Orchards Workshop. A plaque, handmade from recycled wood, will be presented to sponsors, and mentioned on social media. There will also be a plaque made to be put up in the Workshop itself. The sponsor will be invited to name the Woodwork Shop.

£1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Be the only, proud sponsor of the Newquay Community Orchard Woodland Classroom stage area. A plaque, handmade from recycled wood, will be presented to sponsors, and mentioned on social media. There will also be a plaque made to be showcased in the stage area

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