It's great to see how one email and some contact with Andy from South Lakes Orchard Group has produced some great media coverage for us in November. Here is a link to download the SLOG newsletter for Winter, enjoy reading it and check out some courses that look interesting. We are featured on Page 5. Click here to view.

This year we have had fantastic results in the apple orchards and gardens we have created in 3 local schools, a huge thanks to the SLOG for the loan of their amazing apple press! Over 250 children and 50 adults involved picked, washed, cut and used the machine over a two-week period with our volunteers and staff from the charity.  

Quotes from the children regarding the process: 

"It’s so sweet"

"This is a monster machine called the CRUSHER"

"It was hard work but awesome"

Quotes from the adults involved: 

"How healthy to use your muscles and taste the fresh juice!!"

"A brilliant idea, this is what the kids need, practical hands on lessons"

"An historic piece of kit simple, heavy but so creative!"

Some of the photos were shared with Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening, and we were delighted to have been chosen as their photo of the month nationally on their webpage, which you can see at the following link: 

https://www.facebook.com/rhsschoolgardening/photos/a.140471872668412.25310.127598790622387/1456040994444820/ 

Through the schools projects we have also received some wonderful gifts in the form of calendars, books, posters and seeds we will enjoy using them in the new year.