We had an enjoyable time at Shipley Alternative market last Saturday.
A few people expressed an interest in getting involved with managing the orchard so I thought it was worth a reminder about the Friends of the orchard group.
We meet at the orchard on the third Saturday of the month, 10am -1pm to undertake seasonal management tasks. However times and dates can change if people are unavailable or particular tasks need doing (for instance we are at the orchard approximately 3 times a week in September and October during the harvest period) and the allotment gates are kept locked, so please do not turn up for the first time without getting in touch first.
The easiest way to keep in touch, if you use Facebook, is to request to join the Friends of Bowling Park Community Orchard Facebook group. This is a closed group used to communicate work sessions. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sharing email addresses.
And just a heads up that it is unlilkely anyone will be at the orchard on 21st December, however there is a pruning session starting at 10.30 am on Saturday 14th Dec, weather permitting.
More details about the orchard can be read here.