Are you an apple lover? Not the hi-tec sort, but the lovely fresh tasty delicious fruit that links us with our history and which comes in an incredible 800 varieties.
The Cambridge Community Collection, under the auspices of the City Council, is running a project to plant two of each variety of apple tree, creating a unique orchard between the new developments south of the city and the city centre.
There’s a planting day on Saturday 25th: would you like to get involved and be a little part of Cambridge foodie and environment history?
Planting events are as follows:
Saturday, 25th November meeting at 10 AM on Addenbrooke’s Road next to Hobson’s Brook.
Saturday, 25th November meeting at 2 PM at Brabaham Road Park & Ride.
More information on the group’s website, please visit or Facebook page.
Today, the Friends of Rock Road Library treated the community to a celebration of apples today. It started with a biscuit and cake stall at the entrance – cakes are always a good start!
There was lots to do in the library garden: playing William Tell with a Nerf gun, Apple & Spoon, tasting apples, apple bobbing if you didn’t mind getting wet; while inside you could listen to apple stories and get crafty with tissue paper and decorative materials.
The Library Garden’s own apple trees were festooned with cardboard apple shapes printed with interesting facts about the gastronomic history of the area.
I enjoyed using the community apple press to juice my own apples – good exercise for the arm muscles too!