Turn to page 11 and you will see West Ealing Abundance at the bottom left hand corner! A nice picture of our Sarah at the Hanwell Carnival stall.
The London Orchard Project
Are hosting with their partner community group Hackney Harvest www.hackneyharvest.com and Growing Communities at Stoke Newington Farmers’ Market from 10-2:30 an Apple day Celebration.
They will be joined by Jim Arbury of the RHS, who will be identifying apples for us. So please go along to have your apples identified!
Help The London Orchard Project raise funds for fruit harvesting and new orchards in Hackney!
Check out http://www.buzzbank.org/thelondonorchardproject/hackney/ and see how you can benefit NOW!
Orchard planting at the ‘Food from the Sky ‘ open day, 12-4pm, with prize and discovery games.
Followed by the 2nd glorious Apple Day celebration
in Hornsey Vale Community Centre, N8 9LP
from 3-6pm. http://urbanharvest.wikispaces.com/Apple+Day
Tell all friends (& strangers )with too many apples – even windfalls welcome to make juice in our press.
Anything else appley going on that day? Want to get involved? (please do)
My Abundance London friends from Chiswick are running their first Fruit Day on Saturday 16th October at St Michaels & All Angels, Bath Road W4 1TT (closest tube is Turnham Green) There will be lots of activities including apple pressing, apple bobbing, toffee apples, jam making workshop and much, much more. I think it will be a great day for all the family so please go along and show your support.
Over the past few weeks we have all been working our socks off responding to requests for us to pick fruit in private gardens. Lots of pears this year falling off the trees before they are ripe for picking so we have set up a box scheme for pears as well as windfall apples for the owners to place the fruit in.
We have enlisted a member of West Ealing Neighbours to pick the fruit up on a weekly basis on his bike + trailer to drop off at a central storage point. This is yet to be tested as first pick ups start next week but we are positive this will work!
We are also getting a steady stream of volunteers happy to pick for us, which is brilliant news.
As my picking visits are limited due to a little 3 1/2 year old I am busy making jams and being the central point for picking up fruit/jars/sugar etc for our network of jam makers.
The logistics of making all this work makes my headache! Thanks so far to the invaluable help of David and Elizabeth Highton who are devoting nearly all their spare time to this project at present.
Click on this location to find out more about Ealing Transition open day on the 11th September from 11.00am – 2.00pm Ealing Transition Community Garden Open Day