Apple Day is a national event launched in 1990 by Common Ground to be both a celebration of apples and the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture that apples support.

Come along to Apple Day at the Meads Eco Park! If you are wondering what to do with this year’s bountiful apple harvest, want some advice on planting or maintaining apple trees or just want to have fun with apples then come along this Sunday 21st October.

The event, which is open to all – no booking required, starts in the car park at Westfield Church, West Street, Bridgwater at 2.00p.m. Just make sure you have suitable footwear and clothing as it might get quite cold!

We will be crushing and pressing apples to make some delicious apple juice as well as discussing fruit-drying and other preservation techniques followed by a walk to the Eco Park to look at our ‘community orchard’, demonstrating apple-tree management and learning about the benefits of apple trees for wildlife.

Apples are of course one of your 5 a day and what better source than to pick straight from the tree? If you know of a school or community group that wants to promote lifestyle changes through targeted projects, you can apply to Sedgemoor District Council’s Community Health Fund, which is available to contribute towards the cost of projects, such as purchasing suitable fruit trees. If you would like further information, please contact Healthy Lifestyles Sedgemoor Gov.

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