Website update

We are currently in the process of transferring the website onto updated software. 

Whilst we chip away at this we will be limit updates, eg task photos etc,  until the new website is live. 

Thank you for bearing with us.  

Apple Day is on!

Despite a rainy forecast, our Apple Day event will go ahead as planned.

A chance to cool down after a long hot summer and get in touch with those autumnal feelings. The apples will be just as tasty, and more rewarding for venturing out.

See you there. 

Apple Day 2018

Apple Day is on Sunday 14th October, from 12 noon until 4pm.

There will be th eusual array of activities; help out with making fresh juice, enjoy a cake and a falapple wrap, buy some apples form the orchard and some chutney and jams. There will be trees on sale and horticultural advice. If you have an identified apple then bring it along with a twig and some leaves to see if Anne can put a name to it. Orchard games and activities throughout the afternoon. 

This is afree event but donationand cake sales are essential to go towards the the cost of the event.

If you hope to volunteer please get in touch in advance, thank you. 

And some of the apples will ripe and be finished before Apple Day, so if you are interetsed in fresh, local fruit now then get in touch. 

Alterations and Extras

Please have a look at some changes to the conservation volunteer programme

We will be tree planting on Thursday 22nd and 29th March. It would be really good if we can get a good group together to help Forest of Bradford with end of season deadlines. 

Fri 15th Dec

We will be tree planting at a farm in Stanbury. We are setting off at 9.30 so please arrive by 9.15. 

The minibus is currently fully booked, but get in touch if you want to come but haven't put your name down, just in case there are any cancellations. 

Tree Planting - 15th Decemer

The minibus is fully booked for our tree planting session with forest of Bradford, but if you are hoping to go it would be worth getting in contact and we will put you on the waiting list. 

Best wishes. 

More Appley Activities

Keep an eye on the Operation Orchard page for details of appley activities. 

We are visiting Old Slenningford Farm on Saturday 28th October, and have a cooking session with Plenty Preserves on Wednesday 8th November. 

Both sessions require advance booking. 

Apple Day 2017

Join us at Bowling Park Community Orchard for this year's Apple Day celebration on Sunday 15th October from 12 noon until 4pm. 

There will be food and drinks, freshly pressed apple juice, trees, apples and chutneys for sale, horticultural advice, a chnce to get your apples identified adn games and activities. 

We are delightled to have received a grant from Local Postcode Trust to support work at the orchard this year. As well as supporting Apple Day and infrastructure improvemnets to the orchard, we will be organising harvest sessions, cooking sessions and visits. We are busy putting a schedule togther and will let you know as soon as dates are set. 

Blossom Day Friday 12th May

You are invited to come along to the orchard between 11am and 3pm this Friday to enjoy the blossom and have a look around. 

There will be the normal Friday Volunteer Group activities, or you can just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. 

The blossom started over a month earlier this year than the previous two, but fingers crossed it will still be looking good this week. Let's just hope it hasn't been too cold for the pollinating bees. 

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Shipley Alternative Market

We have a stall at Shipley Alternative Market on Saturday 6th May.

The market is Kirgate Centre and is open from 11am- 3pm. 

We will be selling apple chutneys and jams, and barbeque charcoal. As well as a range of stalls (previous markets have had stalls selling bread, books, prints, soaps, photograps, chocolate...) there is a cafe at the centre. 

Hope to see you there. 

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