Dundee Urban Orchard

Growing in a greenspace near you

Maintenance and care

Maintenance and care are key ingredients to the success of DUO.

While it’s easy to plant an orchard, ongoing care is needed to ensure that an orchard remains productive over time.

With this in mind DUO run regular maintenance and care workshops covering the planning, planting, pruning, and harvesting of orchards. These workshops take place across the city.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles - a pioneer of maintenance art

Mierle Laderman Ukeles – a pioneer of maintenance art.

In addition to the above DUO also support a Maintenance and Care committee to act as MCs for the DUO network. Jointly inspired by Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto (1969) and the buffoonery of the Rebel Clown Army, the Maintenance and Care committee organise celebratory events in support of biodiversity and cultural diversity in Dundee.

Orchard Corps - Identity Parade, 2014

Orchard Corps – Identity Parade, 2014

As part of the above, and in collaboration with On Site Projects, we’ve formed an Orchard Corps – a growing ensemble of people, sound and performance in the city! We’re also planning a documentary film festival with Take One Action – this to take place in November 2014.

If you’d like to get involved in any of the above activities, or if you’d like to make your own proposals, please send DUO an email.

Everyone is welcome!