The Oughtrington Community Orchard group has been awarded a Local Food Big Lottery Award. The grant will mainly fund the following:
- Produce Show,
- Apple Press,
- Labelling of the fruit trees
- A pruning and composting course
- Some new tools
- Collecting local recipes, particularly linking to orchard produce & produce show classes
This is great news and means that at the next Produce Show they will be able to demonstrate their own Apple Press and it will also be available to borrow – if you are interested in having it for a day please email email@example.com for details.
Information on the Produce Show (16th September 2-4pm) can be found here – and they’ve added one extra category – a wildcard category so just bring what looks best in your garden if it doesn’t fit into another grouping.
They are also looking for some volunteers to help with the following:
- Cakes for the refreshments table
- Excess produce for the glut table
- Entering the orchard jam competition – see the flyer for details
- Serving refreshments (2-4pm)
- Taking photos before and during the show
- Registering entrants (9-11am)
- Setting up (8.30-9am) and
- Tidying away (4-5pm)
- Demonstrating the apple press (2-4pm)
Please contact the orchard group at firstname.lastname@example.org if your available to help out.
Good luck everyone.