There are still apples to harvest and lots to do for Abundance, despite the onset of the colder temperatures! All volunteers, new, old or regular, are welcome to help, no experience necessary! There’ll always be someone around to help you out if you are unsure.
Especially as it’s getting cold and darker, it’s even more important to wrap up warm and get outside to grab those rays of sunshine and fresh air before it gets dark again..
* One great way of doing this is through harvesting fruit!
* Another great way is through helping trees we’ve grafted to get ready for winter (and maybe for planting out, we’re hoping to sell some of them by the end of the month, and donate a few more too!)
If you’d like to help at any of these events, indoors or out, please see below for more info on each of the events or check out our events calendar and page… If you’d like more information on any of them, please email AbundanceHarvestsOxford@gmail.com
EVENTS WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR:
Apple Pressing @ Tandem Festival Volunteers & Supporters Party (Hill End Farmhouse, Eynsham Road, Oxford OX2 9NJ) We’ll be pressing apples from 11:30 – 2:30pm on Sunday 13th Dec into tasty, fresh juice unlike anything you can buy in a supermarket, in the stunning location of Hill End! There will also be tasty seasonal food and snacks inc. cakes (catering for vegan and gluten-free as well) available for donations. You can cycle there or get on S1 bus from city centre, or post on facebook page (via Tandem Festival facebook page if you’d like a lift!) Please contact Abundance if you have any questions, on AbundanceHarvestsOxford@gmail.com
– off Iffley Road, near Donnington Bridge (sat and sun, flexible)
– on Cowley Road, near the Plain roundabout (Mon 8 – 9am only)
Tree Care in OxGrow community garden @ Abingdon Road (no tree-care skills necessary!) http://oxgrow.org/get-involved/finding-oxgrow/ (OxGrow is open 1-4pm every Sunday for their regular work-parties and we’ll be looking after trees in the garden itself) Come learn a bit more about tree-care and the different apple varieties we grafted and how to look after them!
Wassail (folk song, fire and mulled drinks to toast the apple harvest) Sunday 17th Jan, Hogacre Common
Will need help with setting up, fire-making :), prepping and making food and mulled juice and cider and music (all the nice things!)
Gluts of Love,