Apple day 2017

Our 2nd Apple day was a great success and we were really happy with the turn out at their apple day. Wonderful to see so many local friendly faces with everyone enjoying the beautiful space and activities on offer,  thank you to everyone who supported it.

St Ives Cider brought along their apple press so people were able to to turn their surplus apples into juice.   Leach pottery lent us their pottery wheel and Roelof Uys showed many people how to create a pot on the foot powered wheel. Jo McIntosh helped lots of people make colourful woolen God’s Eyes, many of which were hung on the trees & are still there now looking stunning.
Duwayne Langley displayed his beehives and chatted to many people about our new resident bees. He had also built a wooden shaving horse (green woodworking) which was enjoyed by many children
Joshua quick from Wild St Ives took everyone on a very interesting foraging walk around the orchard and Gill created a beautiful display of unusual apples with tasters for people to try out.

 
 It was fabulous seeing our earth oven that we have recently finished building being put to very good use. Lawrence Eastwood had prepared all the ingredients for pizza & him and various helpers were making pizzas all day long.  Thanks also to our volunteer tea, cake and Apple crepe makers who were kept very busy. All together they raised £254 to go towards the running of the orchard.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great day & also for helping us raise £224, amazing! It was great having so many people there, glad the mizzle didn't put off too many people and they enjoyed all the activities. 

Here are some photos of our day. Thanks to Jenny from Kiss photography, Jez Kemp, Zane & Leon who took many lovely photos of the day for us. Click on them to see them large. Thanks also to Tony Mason who made a film of the day https://youtu.be/6KEyCjrhZ_c

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Post written by: Elise Langley