2015 Highbury Harvest

Harvest Poster

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 your vote in the annual Honeycake Bake-Off (or bake a cake! See details below)
  • Make nature-art.
  • Folr little ones, there is a maze laid out by Birmingham O rienteering Club.
  • See the park in a whole new light with Birmingham’s first mobile camera obscura.
  • When you’re done walking, visit Four Seasons Garden Project café,
  • Listen to short talks by guest speakers covering topics from fighting food waste to keeping bees.

Programmes will be on sale to guide you through the stalls and activities this year, and there’s a treasure trail with a prize for the selected correct entry.

We’d like to suggest that you make a donation for pressing apples. Bring as many as you like, but be aware there’ll be a queue! Don’t forget, bring unblemished apples to the press and also some clean containers to take away your precious juice.

To enter the baking competition, your cake will need to contain more honey than sugar. The entry fee is £2. Please contact Liz on 628 2680, or hoccic@gmail.com to register your cake. The winning recipe will be published in our website’s recipe section, so please make a note of it. Visitors to the event will judge your cake for taste and presentation, and the winner will enjoy a Victorian tea party at Highbury Hall.

Please come on foot/bike/scooter via any park entrance, or by car via the Shutlock Lane entrance. Disabled parking is available at Four Seasons Garden Project, on Queensbridge Road.

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