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An invitation to Gloucestershire Community & School Orchards Groups from Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a networking event At Toddington Village Hall, GL54 5DU, north of Cheltenham on B4077 Lunch provided, donations welcome. Community and school orchard folk are invited to show us all what you do, swap ideas and get free membership of the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a year. Each group will have a table to show what you do, show photos, offer samples and tasters. Bring juice, chutney, cake…Find out more »
National Plum Day will be celebrated for the second time in 2019 as part of Pershore Plum Festival’s month-long festivities throughout August. Plums have become a forgotten fruit and it is hoped National Plum Day will start to make people rethink the perfection of plums. They’re great value, work in sweet or savoury dishes or eaten as a snack and are bursting with vitamins and anti-oxidants. More info at https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-plum-day-2019/ About the Plum Festival At the Pershore Flower Show in…Find out more »
At Horfield Organic Community Orchard Sundays: 3 March, 5 May, 7 July, 8 September, 2pm - 4.30pm No previous experience needed. • March - Know your trees, their care needs, site, and soil • May - Pests, diseases, disorders • July - Pruning – why and how • September - Harvest, storage & preservation Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members) Places are limited. Early booking advised. For more information, and an application form, please contact: email@example.com or 0117 373 1587…Find out more »
Bring your apple windfalls and containers and take home some juice - on Sunday, 6 October 12 noon to 3pm at Court Farm Shop, Stoke Orchard, Road, Bishop’s Cleeve Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: @grangefieldcommunityorchardFind out more »
At Fishponds Community Orchard, Thingwall Park Allotments, Fishponds, Bristol. Free admission. Apple pressing and juice. Apple tasting and print making. Cider, refreshments, fruit trees, orchard and and local produce for sale. Entrance via allotment gates opposite the ends of Hawkesbury Road or Knowsley Road and then follow signs. Public transport: 20 minute walk from Stapleton Road Station. 5 minutes by bike from the Alcove Road exit of the Bristol/Bath Railway Path. Frequent buses from Bristol City Centre along Fishponds Road.Find out more »
Here you can talk to Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith about your orchard requirements and bring small numbers of apples for possible identification. You can also order heritage fruit trees. This is the home of the Museum Orchard (of Gloucestershire varieties of apple), the Orchard & Rural Skills Centre, their award winning (unsprayed) juice, cider & perry business (Days Cottage Apple Juice) and orchards (both young and old). You can also bring up to two carrier bags for juicing. Please save…Find out more »
At Quenington Village Hall, GL7 5BS Apple pressing for juice/ cider (Please bring your own juice containers. You may need to wait for a turn. Please note only large quantities can be pressed so if you just have a few they will be mixed with others apples) Free apple games and activities for children Seed swap Children’s Poetree Competition Cirencester & District Beekeepers Tea, cakes and apple juice served See web site for more details and entry forms: www.queningtonvillagehall.org.ukFind out more »
At the Salutation Inn, Ham, near Berkeley (the Sally is a genuine rural free-house in the village of Ham, close to the Severn Estuary. Details at http://www.the-sally-at-ham.com/) Pete Tiley writes: Autumn is here and the apple harvest is upon us. The ancient orchards of the Severn Vale are fully-laden and groaning with glistening fruit. Cidermakers across the South West are bent double, soggy-kneed and with tannic-stained hands diligently picking and pressing before the fruit spoils. It is a busy time…Find out more »
The original National Apple Day - established by Common Ground way back in 1990. The concept, to celebrate traditional orchards, their crops and varieties, as a national festival day is now well-established. The plethora of Apple Days across the country, scattered geographically across the country and scattered in calendar terms across the late September to late October time period, is all due to this original initiative. Read more about it here: http://www.commonground.org.uk/apple-day/Find out more »
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