27 September 2011

Mount Holly Orchard and Garden Charity Event Saturday, 1st October 2011

This looks like an interesting event, I can't make it but if anyone fancies going it would be good to hear about it:

Mount Holly Orchard and Garden Charity Event
Saturday, 1st October 2011
2 p.m. To 5 p.m.

The environment is under pressure. From oil spills to floods and droughts, our natural world needs an independent voice. To make sure Friends of the Earth have enough funds to take on big polluters, South East Essex Friends of the Earth (SEEFoE) are hosting an open Orchard and Garden Event at Mount Holly.

The Mount Holly Orchard was planted by a Quaker family in the early 1900's.
It contains apple varieties that were planted in Victorian times. It is one of the few orchards growing original Victorian varieties. A number of the varieties have still not been identified. In the course of the restoration, a
new orchard extension has been planted. This extension is entirely made up of additional historic varieties that might be interesting for transitioners and permaculturists as they have long storing capabilities.

Everything available can be tried and tasted. There might also be some original cox apples.

The current owners are self-sufficient and have started a small organic Market Garden. All proceeds from produce and brochures sold on the day will go to national Friends of the Earth.

Mount Holly, Castledon Road, Downham, CM11 1LH www.seefoe.org.uk

On the back of the Southend Victoria Line between Wickford and Billericay.
From Wickford Station, walk along the Crouch or cycle or share cars (Limited parking).

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