ORCHARD ACTIVITIES- WITH AUTHOR PETE BROWN, AN APPLE NAMING COMPETITION AND STILL LIFE DRAWING
There's great stuff happening in the Forty Hall Community Orchard for the Enfield Food Festival this weekend.
On Sunday we'll be joined by Pete Brown, best selling author of, "The Apple Orchard", who will be chatting about that most English of fruits, the apple.
He'll also be launching an exciting competition inviting people to name a unique variety of apple, after an old apple tree that was recently discovered in the Orchard.
Orchard volunteer Val Dyer said:
“There are several old apple trees growing on the farm but we had no record of when they were planted or what types of apple they are.
“The fruitID.com project was launched by the world-renowned research organisation NIAB-EMR at East Malling in Kent to help improve the recording of different fruit varieties in the UK.
“As part of this, we were able to send samples of our apple trees for DNA fingerprinting.
“We are delighted to have a unique tree growing on Forty Hall Farm, and we have already grafted samples of the tree so we can grow more in the future.”
The volunteers will also be running some apple pressing and tasting demonstrations on Sunday. You will be amazed at how good the juice tastes when pressed the traditional way!
On Bank Holiday Monday we're pleased to joined by illustrator Jonathan Dixon, who will be hosting a still life drawing workshop using vegetable inks. All ages and abilities welcome.