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 ...

Harvest Highlights

Harvest Highlights
Lots of people know us from our Facebook page, which gets updates nearly every day, and carries on much more dialogue. The website allows us to stretch out, giving topics more depth and detail, which also takes more time to produce. It's taken a while, but here's our summary of the day. Activities We 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 ...

Community Orchard Events 4

Community Orchard Events
Community Orchard events are for anyone and everyone. News of the next one: Saturday 17th October  1 - 5pm HIGHBURY HARVEST 2 Plans for Highbury Harvest are already underway. Details will be posted nearer the date. (Community Orchard open work sessions occur on 1st and 3rd Sundays from 1pm throughout the year, meeting at the ...

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, ...

No Picnic, As Planned

Today's weather hasn't favoured people who'd planned on picnics, parades, or other outdoor festivities. It also didn't favour us particularly. But 6 of us turned up as planned, and got stuff done. The top of the compost heap is a pretty good vantage point It wasn't raining when Liz & Paul started laying cardboard. But ...

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 ...