2018 Wassail!

2018 Wassail!
WASSAIL! SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY 3:30 - 5:30 THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND IS SET TO BE WET ALL DAY SUNDAY. SO WOODLAND PLAY IS CANCELLED. THE WASSAIL WILL GO AHEAD AT 3:30 AS PLANNED. This year we are combining a Woodland Play (Sunday) with our annual Wassail. The children's activities start at 1:30 and we meet ...

Wild Bird Food recipe

Wild Bird Food recipe
At last, I've found a recipe for birdfood cake that doesn't fall apart. High respect for birder, Mark Golley, who wrote the book I'm using, Cooking For Birds copyright 2006. I've just discovered, the book is aimed at 6-8 year olds, so it's also perfect for young nature lovers and conservationists. My recipe is based ...

Winter Solstice at Highbury, 17 December 2017

Winter Solstice at Highbury, 17 December 2017
The Winter Solstice takes place astronomically on 21st December, but we will be celebrating it on Sunday 17th December 3:30 - 6:30. It will partly coincide with Woodland Play (Sunday) for families of 0-8s, which runs at its usual time of 1:30 earlier in the day, and will include some of the activities mentioned here. ...

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 ...

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 ...

2015 Highbury Harvest

2015 Highbury Harvest
We are having our third annual Highbury Harvest on 17th October (12-4pm, open to all). The Harvest is our day of celebrating apples, honey, herbs, wild food and woodland. We'll have all sorts of related activities: Bring your own apples and have a turn at making apple juice! (See note below) Meet the beekeepers Cast ...

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 ...

About Honey

The 2013 harvest of honey has been put into 1lb and 1/2 lb jars and is sitting in Liz's living room, ready to sell. We are at Kings Heath farmers market on 1st Saturdays of the month from 10:00am. Look out for us at the Business Association community stall. Or contact us on hoccic@gmail.com. More ...

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 ...