Bees Trees and Me just got very wet (and had fun nonetheless)

Bees Trees and Me just got very wet (and had fun nonetheless)
It's now 24 hours later and my trusty waxed hat has still not dried out! The day started out with a heavy downpour, followed by continuous drizzle if not worse. We decided early on that some activities would have to be shelved - the skep weaving, the poetry, the hive inspections, the pompom trail and ...

More Bee Fun – Bees, Trees & Me!

More Bee Fun - Bees, Trees & Me!
We are really pleased to have set up another afternoon of bee-inspired creative activity! This is another of our Foraging Necklace events to celebrate the creativity and community of honeybees (and other pollinators). This time we are joining with artists to create art in the park, with an emphasis on creative communities of both insect ...

Tree-Planting with groups and schools

Tree-Planting with groups and schools
Do you want to know why we are tree-planting? Please read Why Plant Trees. If you would like to bring classes of school children to the park to plant tree-seedlings, please contact Liz or phone her on 0121 628 2680 to discuss Tree Planting with Schools If you have already been out with us planting ...

Wassail 2014

On January 19th at our Open Orchard session, we stopped work early for our annual Wassail. A number of visitors met with us at the play area in Highbury Park and helped to decorate themselves with ivy and other greenery. We were a cheerful crowd as we made our way along our Wassail Trail: from ...

Farm Track – before & after

Farm Track - before & after
20131103_153919, a photo by highbury orchard community on Flickr. Clearing the old farm track from Queensbridge Road. Today, John & David took various cutting tools up the farm track to open the way. It's been neglected all summer, and now that the berries are gone, it's time to give next year's growth a clear chance, ...

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 ...

15 September Bulletin – What’s On for Sunday

Just two weeks into September and the August heat wave has been sent packing. So we don't know what to expect for this Sunday. Will it be showers, or a burst of glorious warm weather like today's? It may be time to dust off our well-established habit of saying we'll be there whatever the weather. ...

7th August Woodland Crafts 6

We had a wonderful day on the brickfloor at the Orchard. It was looking at its best in the sunlight. The sound of metal hitting wood rang out as ten youngsters put their hearts and souls into making mallets from the cut branches on our log pile. Tony Tohill gave everyone the confidence needed to ...

Fathers Day Woodland Survival Fun 2

Fathers Day Woodland Survival Fun
Our first Big Lottery funded forest education session celebrated Fathers Day with a woodland survival theme. It was fully booked and got us off to a great start. Children, their dads and a few mums too were told they had braved the high seas, been shipwrecked along with their sails and a few pieces of ...

16 June Open Work Session 1

16 June Open Work Session
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