Category Archives: Orchards

Apple Day

Apple Day at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard will be on Saturday October 29th 2 — 5PM.

Come and press apple juice, play games, enjoy the bon­fire, sing songs — cel­eb­rate the apple year. Singing for chil­dren (with an adult) at 2.30−3.00;
Singing for adults 3.30−4.30 — led by Jane Lewis of Portobello Community Choir.

All wel­come — and please ignore the mes­sage cre­ated by Facebook that says you need a tick­et — you don’t!

Squeezing apple juice

 

Wassail

Come and join the Apple Wassail at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard on Sat 23rd January 2 – 4pmWassailing

January is tra­di­tion­ally the time for singing rowdy songs in orch­ards to cel­eb­rate the har­vest from the pre­vi­ous year, chase away evil spir­its and so ensure a good crop in the com­ing sea­son.  Please bring noise mak­ing equip­ment (drums, whistles, pans), bread to hang on the trees, apple juice to soak the bread in, and wear scary clothes if you wish, to scare away any evil spir­its that may be lurk­ing… Come and drink spiced apple juice and sing round the bon­fire. All wel­come!

This year the was­sail­ing songs will be taught at Portobello Community Choir ses­sions  — Weds even­ings on  13th and 20th January 7.15 – 9.15pm at Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 189 Portobello High St.  £6/4 con­ces­sions. All wel­come (you do not need to be a mem­ber of the choir to attend these was­sail­ing ses­sions) — songs will be taught by ear so no singing exper­i­ence or abil­ity to read music required.  Children and young people wel­come provid­ing they are able to con­cen­trate and join in.

Apple Day 24th October 2015

applesSeason of mists and mel­low fruitfulness…PEDAL — Portobello Transition Town will hold its sixth Apple Day on Saturday 24 October from 2 – 4.30 pm at the com­munity orch­ard, Brunstane Road South.

We will be press­ing apples to make juice so please bring along some apples if you can and an empty bottle so you can take some home with you. We’ll be tast­ing some apples you may nev­er have heard of and pick­ing the crab apples that are just ripen­ing. There will also be tea, cof­fee and home bak­ing and sales of loc­al apple juice, jam and chut­ney. We’ll have a fire to keep us warm and for your enter­tain­ment there will be games and music.

We hope you will come along and join us for an after­noon of fun at this cel­eb­ra­tion of nature’s abund­ance.

Wassail

Come and join the Apple Wassail at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard on Sat 24th January 2 – 4pm

January is tra­di­tion­ally the time for singing rowdy songs in orch­ards to cel­eb­rate the har­vest from the pre­vi­ous year, chase away evil spir­its and so ensure a good crop in the com­ing sea­son.  Please bring noise mak­ing equip­ment (drums, whistles, pans), bread to hang on the trees, apple juice to soak the bread in, and wear scary clothes if you wish, to scare away any evil spir­its that may be lurk­ing… Come and drink spiced apple juice and sing round the bon­fire. All wel­come!

This year the was­sail­ing songs will be taught at Portobello Community Choir ses­sions  — Weds even­ings on 7th, 14th and 21st January 7.15 – 9.30pm at Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 189 Portobello High St.  £6/4 con­ces­sions. All wel­come (you do not need to be a mem­ber of the choir to attend these was­sail­ing ses­sions) — songs will be taught by ear so no singing exper­i­ence or abil­ity to read music required.  Children and young people wel­come provid­ing they are able to con­cen­trate and join in.

Apple Day: Saturday 25th October 2.00pm till 4.30pm at the Orchard

Hello, it is time for Apple Day…

Squeezing apple juiceJoin us at the Community Orchard
Saturday 25th October
2.00pm till 4.30pm

Everyone Welcome!

Apple press­ing (Please bring apples if you have plenty to spare and a bottle to take some juice home).

There will be:

  • Apple tast­ing, games and crafts — if you have your own home grown Portobello apples please bring an example to show us.
  • Apple juice & jams for sale
  • Refreshments and home bak­ing — we would be grate­ful for any con­tri­bu­tions of home bak­ing, pre­serves and help but more import­ant: Come along and have fun.

applesBRUNSTANE ROAD SOUTH, GILBERSTOUN, JUST OPPOSITE BRUNSTANE STATION.

Orchard Workshops: Songs for the earth: Monday, 28th July


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