West Ealing Abundance

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Would you like to come blackberry picking on Sunday 7th August? July 30, 2011

Hi all volunteers

There are plenty of early blackberries about it seems and it looks as though we should be able to have an inaugural pick on Sunday August 7 at 7pm. We’ll meet at Mayfield School, High Lane, Hanwell, W7 3RT and set off about 7.15.

We will almost certainly pick again – but we’ll decide on the exact date after this Sunday. We’ll bring some tupperware to collect the blackberry donations for WEN, but bring your own, too, so you can take some home.

Let’s hope the weather stays fine!

Gill/Diane

 

Go Blackberry picking and get Cellulitus! August 29, 2010

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I kid you not! The following day after the blackberry picking event I noticed 3 small bites on my shin and ankle. Two days later my ankle had swollen and I mentioned it to the GP as I was there with my son. Started with steroid cream and antihistamine tablets. Thursday evening/Friday morning large rash on shin and ankle, visited the Doctors again and now on high strength antibiotics for 10 days! It is so ITCHY too!

Next time it’s long socks and jeans all the way.

 

Blackberry Picking Party! – Bitterns Field, Brent River Park August 17, 2010

Some pics of tonight’s party with a difference! Many thanks to all of you that came along, around 10 of us picked around 10kg of blackberries so lots of yummy blackberry and apple jam to be made.

An Abundance of Blackberries!

A close up of those luscious blackberries

Wendy on the left, me in the middle and Caroline on the right

Our Sarah from WEN on the left and two of the volunteers

Having a natter with Wendy

 

Blackberry Picking Tuesday 17th August 7.15pm August 16, 2010

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Further to my last post I am hoping the blackberries are still OK. With the rain we have had they may have gone mouldy! Lets hope there is still enough for us to pick tomorrow.

 

Picking Party! Tuesday 17th August – Bitterns Field, Brent River Park W7 August 9, 2010

I went along today to have a look at the blackberries and could not believe my eyes, literally hundreds of bushes with ripe blackberries and a lot more still to come – I ran out of time as I had my young son with me today so could only pick a few tubs. We also found a damson tree overhanging the river so I managed to pick a couple of kg.

So with this in mind I am looking for volunteers to help me out to pick more for Abundance so we can make some lovely jam – anyone that volunteers gets a jar!

I drove today and the entrance nearest to the field at around 7.15pm on Tuesday 17th August. This is on Bridge Avenue where it meets Brookbank Avenue. From there it is a short walk around the field to the blackberry bushes.

Please let me know if you are interested in coming along. I will supply containers.

Cheers

 

Don’t forget our Fruit Map on WEN’s Website August 7, 2010

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We have loads of locations plotted now – Apples, Blackberries, Damsons, Elderflowers, Pears and Plums, so go to this location to find them.

Happy hunting!

http://www.westealingneighbours.org.uk/abundanceMap.html

 

Out foraging for Blackberries August 6, 2010

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I will be out to a couple of locations this weekend to hopefully pick a lot of blackberries to make jam – has anyone picked any yet locally by the way?