Sunday, 9 October 2011

Apple Days

Our friends at the London Orchard Project are hosting 3 apple days across London later this month with one of them at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening in the Peckham/East Dulwich which is a fantastic facility in our area which we advise you to check out! Details below:

The London Orchard Project will be hosting 3 Apple Days in partnership with The London Wildlife Trust
11-4 at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening in East Dulwich/ Peckam on the 16th October
11-9 at Camley Street Reserve in King's Cross on the 22nd October and
11-4 at Camley Street Reserve in King's Cross on the 23rd October.
All the events are family focused and friendly, and there will be some live bans from 3 pm- 9pm on Saturday 22nd, thanks to the lovely folk at Seventeen Events. 
What to expect on the day:
- The London Orchard Project will be hosting beginners' workshops on how to plant and look after fruit trees throughout the day at these events (up to 5 on 22nd). Participants will get expert advice on which fruit trees would be most suitable for their gardens, after which participants will get the opportunity to order a starter pack and fruit tree for £5 (which will be ready for collection in early December). This is an initiative supported by the Mayor of London's RE-LEAF Partnership.
- The London Orchard Project will be exhibiting a wide number of different apple varieties, with opportunities to taste them all. We will also be exhibiting fruit that have been harvested throughout London
- There will also be juicing on site, which people will be able to join in with- including a pedal powered fruit crusher, designed for us by our competition winner Peter Clarke!
- There will be preserving demonstrations throughout the day, run by Pickling Peckam on the 16th October, and Clippy from Clippy's Apple on 22nd and 23rd October
- Ian White from the Campaign for Real Ale will be running cider making and tasting workshops
- The London Wildlife Trust will be organising apple related games and activities for children
- Apple related foods will be prepared and drinks will be on sale
- There will be 6 acoustic bands playing from 3 onwards on the 22nd, organised by Seventeen Events
All the events will be free, but we will be accepting donations for The London Orchard Project and The London Wildlife Trust. 
We're in the process of putting together some lovely watch this space and save the date for the time being!

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