Growing Orchards ... Nurturing Community
Community Orchard Project South East (COPSE) is all about creating orchards in and around Southern England for local community groups. The project is coordinated by Gareth Matthes and Claire Matthes, Dr. Susan Ryland and Andrew Rothwell. Gareth and Andrew have been practising ecologists for over 20 years, with an interest in conserving traditional orchards, for people and wildlife. Claire is a qualified family and early years practitioner with experience in facilitating community projects. Susan is an environmental artist having work experience with Community Art Projects.