Apple Harvest

We had a fantastic day at the apple harvest on Sunday.  Twenty people turned up over the course of the day. The weather was kind to us and there was a great atmosphere.  We managed to fill and deliver to Tickenham, 62 sacks of apples, which is an amazing result! This raised £138 towards the Orchard and other Transition Clevedon projects.  Everyone was exhausted at the end of the day, but there was a tremendous sense of achievement.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the harvest, especially those who brought cake to feed the hungry workers!

There are still some apples left on the trees, so we are planning to have a second harvest on Sunday 13th November from 10am – 2pm.

As part of the longer term Orchard project, we are looking for contributors to be part of an Orchard sub-group.  We need people to help organise and manage the orchard.  We need people with organisational skills, creative skills, and people with experience of pruning and looking after apple trees.

Over the next five years (and beyond) we want to hold events and workshops at the orchard, such as cider making, composting, photography competitions, permaculture trials, Inner Transition (Heart and Soul) meetings, and much much more.  We want to make it a place that the community can use.  To do this, we need to manage the orchard and keep on top of the maintenance as much as we can over the winter and into the spring.  We also need your creative ideas for events we can hold next year.

If you want to be part of this sub-group and shape the future of the Orchard, please email us at transitionclevedon@gmail.com

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