On Sunday, October 17th, Transition Belper will be celebrating Apple Day, a nationwide celebration of the variety, cultivation, and uses of local apples, and an inspiration to us all to grow, buy, and enjoy them.
A joyful all-age event, from 11 – 4pm at the Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper, this will include:
- A wide range of apple varieties for display and tasting, with a particular focus on the East Midlands
- Extensive information on apples and orchards, and their place in our history, culture and everyday life
- Talks and a demonstration of grafting at 12.00 and 2.00 by James Ellson, an expert on Derbyshire apples from the Northern Fruit Group.
- An Apple Olympics – games and apple activities for all the family throughout the day
- Sales of fruit trees, apple cookery, and honey (hot drinks and other apple-themed refreshments will be available at Dot-Teas Emporium immediately in front of the Community Hall)
- Earthed-Up – the Belper Workers Co-op offering edible and useful plants for sale, and the Belper Permaculture Group providing information and advice
- Two Shires Cidery from Langley Mill, offering cider for sale and information on its production
- Mapping of local orchards including linking to Falling Fruit (online), to allow anyone with surplus fruit to make this available to the public
- And in the following week, local businesses including the Perfect Cuppa, and Gummers (greengrocers) will continue the local apple theme in their sales
So join us for a joyful, informative, inspiring, and tasty celebration of everything apple-related this coming Sunday!