Ditchling’s First Ever APPLE DAY
Building on the amazing response to the Ditchling Village Orchard in Boddington’s Lane, villagers are hosting the first ever Apple Day in Ditchling this Sunday.
Event details: Sunday 5 October 2014, 11am-4 pm Ditchling Village Green
Photo Opportunity: 3pm (Procession will lead to the village orchard for a historic group photograph)
Volunteers have organised a free and apple packed day which includes storytelling, well wanging, dancing, apple bobbing, a smoothie cycle, apple art activities and an Orchard without Borders exhibition
Local people are invited to gather on the Green and bring their fruit for communal pressing and juicing as well as bringing home-made apple treats to share.
The day will round off with a procession led by Ditchling Morris from the Green to the Orchard where there will be a group photo taken for posterity.
The Orchard was planted earlier this ear with Sussex fruit varieties including plums, apples, cobnuts and pears as well as a native hedge.
Orchards are fantastic places for wildlife and support many species of birds, insects and lichens.
Ditchling Community Orchard is looked after by volunteers with support from the Turner Dumbrell Foundation and Hassocks Keymer and Ditchling Transition Group (HKD) and joins a network of new community orchards being planted across the country.