Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 – 2018

Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 - 2018
We're very pleased to receive a grant from Gregg's Environmental Fund to run our first Fruit Tree Care course, starting 25th November 2017. This will be the first of six sessions - maybe more. Rob Tilling, recently of The Orchard Project, will be the course leader and will take participants through the different tasks of ...

Stick Around 2017 – 2018

Stick Around 2017 - 2018
For 2017 - 2018, we have decided to make Stick Around a focus of our community fundraising. If you want to find out how your donation will be put to good use, you have come to the right page! Stick Around is our Forest Education programme for grown-ups. (Well, why should the children have all ...

Highbury Harvest 2017 1

Highbury Harvest 2017
SATURDAY 21st October, 11-4 is the date for our annual jamboree, Highbury Harvest. On the day we will celebrate our fabulous community, our apples, honey and other produce, along with exciting enterprises from our local neighbourhood. There is always plenty to do to interest people of all ages. Of special note, we are joined by ...

Highbury Harvest 15th October 2016

Highbury Harvest 15th October 2016
Wow, what a fabulous time it was. Lots of helpers and stallholders, plenty of visitors (about 500 we think) showing lots of interest, ... and hours of sunshine. Even though rain had been forecast, it didn't rain till evening. How lucky were we! Thank you every one of the 21 volunteers who helped and put ...

Highbury Harvest stories and pictures

Highbury Harvest stories and pictures
                      Right from the word go, we had a great team on board to help produce this event. Angela, Margaret, Saifer, Amjad, Esther and Clare had all been part of the planning group back in July. On the day Richard and Kathy were up early ...

Recipes

Recipes
This is our collected recipes page, organised by season. Most contain some foraged ingredients, often found in Highbury Park. Here is some common guidance on foraging: BE SAFE: Ensure you have identified the plant correctly. Avoid foraging near busy roadsides where petrol fumes will contaminate. Avoid plants growing close to the ground where animals may ...

First Sunday in June

We know there's a lot on elsewhere this weekend - but we'll be down at the orchard doing more of what we like. The wildflower patch we created last year has really come on - and is now thick with Red Campion. We are also beginning to see results from seeding the main space with ...

You Could Call It a Washout

Because it was very wet out, and we didn't see many people. But there was a great cracking sound on the way over to the orchard, and within about three minutes the van full of police had arrived at this scene. Fortunately nobody seemed to be injured, and no vehicles seemed damaged. I do wonder ...

Wassail!

Our 2nd work session of the year coincided with two local wassails, to very good effect. Kings Heath Community Garden (Heathfield Road) had scheduled an afternoon wassail, so we organised ours to follow on from that. Our regular work session started around 1PM, with a very good turnout of a dozen volunteers, who set to ...