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Volunteering Opportunities – Pear Picking this Saturday 3rd October September 28, 2015

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Dear all

We have nearly come to the end of our apple picking for this season, however we still have a lot of pears to pick! We are picking once again at Northfields allotments this Saturday 3rd October at 10.30am. If you are interested in coming along please arrive by 10.30am sharp at the entrance gates by the bus stop on Northfields Avenue. We will supply all the equipment just come suitably dressed for picking on a muddy allotment! If you are unfamiliar with Northfields Allotments they are run by ‘Pathways’ so this is the signage you will see and they are surrounded by green metal fencing along part of Mattock Lane at the Lido Junction end and down Northfields Avenue.

The pear trees are easy to get to so will suit small children as the allotment is also secure. Some lifting is involved, and of course the picking of pears from the tree!

Hope to see you there.

Diane
WEN Abundance

Any queries please email wenabundance@gmail.com

 

Volunteering day at our Orchard in Walmer Gardens – Saturday 26th September September 7, 2015

Due toHyacinthoides_non-scripta_(Common_Bluebell) the success of our clear up days we are holding another one on Saturday 26th September from 10am – 12pm.  This time we are going to be planting some spring bulbs to help attract the bees (Ealing Transition have their beehives at the back of the Orchard)

Walmer Gardens Map (head for the entrance to April Cottage, it looks like you are walking up the drive and then turn left.  The Orchard is enclosed in fencing)

If you are free then come along to Walmer Gardens with your garden gloves, secateurs and/or loppers. Clearing is quite hard work and only suitable for children over the age of 12. Please contact Diane Gill on wenabundance@gmail.com or 07736857700 for further information, otherwise we will see you there on the day!
If you can’t help with clearing, but have a car and would be willing to take garden rubbish to the dump please contact me or turn up at the Orchard on the day.

We are also looking for more expert volunteers, so if you know a bit about apples/pears and could help with picks in the next couple of weeks please email me.

Many thanks and hope to see you on the day!

Diane

WEN Abundance

 

Have you got a couple of hours spare this Saturday 22nd August to help with our Orchard in West Ealing? August 18, 2015

Walmer Gardens Orchard Clear Up Day – 10am – 12pm – follow the path up to April Cottage when in Walmer Gardens W13 9TS

Walmer Gardens Map

Dear Neighbours

We haveIMG_3493 now had two successful  clear up days in the Orchard at Walmer Gardens, West Ealing, but there is still more work to be done! We are  still cutting the brambles, nettles, Ivy etc. and would love some more help to do this . If you are free then come along to Walmer Gardens with your garden gloves, secateurs and/or loppers. Clearing is quite hard work and only suitable for children over the age of 12. Please contact Diane Gill on wenabundance@gmail.com or 07736857700 for further information, otherwise we will see you there on the day!
If you can’t help with clearing, but have a car and would be willing to take garden rubbish to the dump please contact me or turn up at the Orchard on the day.

We are also looking for more expert volunteers, so if you know a bit about apples/pears and could help with picks later in the year please email me on the address above.

Many thanks and hope to see you there where Elizabeth and David will greet you.

 

What are Abundance London up to?- find out here…. March 19, 2012

Abundance London are WEN Abundance nearest neighbours in Chiswick.  Here is a little of what they are up to…

Grafting workshop, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses, Saturday 24th March
Last few places left on our grafting workshop in Hammersmith this weekend. Learn how to create your own fruit tree – and take home your own work, a special apple or pear variety perhaps? A fun and productive 45-minute session. £15 for the lesson and the tree. Check out our website for more details, http://www.abundancelondon.com or email abundancebookings@gmail.com.

 

Edible High Road, Chiswick @ Chelsea Fringe
The Edible High Road will take place later this year to celebrate the Chelsea Fringe, a new London-wide festival to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show.  Abundance London will be creating a river of fruit trees along Chiswick High Road, Devonshire Road and Turnham Green Terrace for the three-week duration of the Fringe (19 May – 10 June). The trees will later be planted out permanently around Chiswick – in schools, streets and orchards.

We need another five trees to get to our target 50, so if you are a business along any of those roads and haven’t yet signed up to sponsor a tree (or are still thinking about it and haven’t yet got back to us), please do so:  info@abundancelondon.com

 

Help us prepare the trees on Saturday 31st March.

We will be potting up the last trees – hopefully at least 20 of them – in Brentford from 11.30am. Please let us know if you can come and help, and we will send instructions how to find Cultivate London’s premises.


 

The London Orchard Project Needs Volunteers February 6, 2012

 
The London Orchard Project
 
Help us plant over 50 apple trees in a day

Bethlem Royal Hospital, Thurs 9th Feb 2012 – 10am to 3.30pm

Ola Tree Amigos!

So who wants to be part of our most ambitious orchard planting to date?  On Thursday 9th Feb we’ll be planting over 50 apple trees at Bethlem Royal Hospital.  If you’ve been following the project you may remember that we restored an orchard at this famous mental health hospital last year, along with service users as part of the hospital’s occupational therapy programme.

However there’s lots of gaps in the orchard where trees used to be, so we’re going back to continue the restoration through replanting.

We need 6 enthusiastic volunteers to help us plant the trees.  No prior experience is necessary, just a love of trees and willingness to learn.  The nearest station is Eden Park, which is around 30mins direct from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon St, amongst other stations.

If you can help out please email David – david@thelondonorchardproject.org

Look forward to hearing from you,

David and all at the London Orchard Project

 

-3.5c and we were still up for pruning our West Ealing Orchard February 5, 2012

Oh yes we at WEN Abundance and Ealing Transition are a hardy lot!  We braved the freezing cold on Saturday 4th February to be part of a pruning workshop at our lovely little Orchard at Walmer Gardens. The London Orchard Project are doing a fantastic job helping us and brought in an expert to guide us through the day.

With some dedicated volunteers and support – including Jon Skoyles, Ealing Park Ranger, this Orchard has undergone a complete transformation. It will take a couple more years of pruning, planting and caring for the place but we know it will be worth bringing this place back to life.

Next up is the beehive Ealing Transition will be setting up around April – I’ll let you know exact dates when confirmed should anyone be interested in coming along.

Here are some pictures of the day.

 

West Ealing Orchard gets the neighbour treatment January 20, 2012

Why join a gym when you can spend Saturday climbing trees? West Ealing locals get their wellies on…