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After a damp start on Saturday 1st October this year's Abundance Fruit Day festivities got under way at St Michael and All Angels.

In the absence of a decent apple harvest, about a tonne and a half of fruit was donated to Abundance that would have gone to waste from Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Cllr John Todd gives a helping hand

Steve Oram, Orchard Biodiversity officer from People’s Trust for Endangered Species, brought along an impressive selection of apple varieties, and people came in with their own samples to ID.

Cultivate London brought along their chilli pepper glut from Isleworth, some of it in the shape of chilli jams and sauces. Hogarth School ran their usual delicious apple cake stall, Hen Corner brought her chickens and fine pastries from Brentford, Mel the Bee brought his bees. There were fruity crafts, with a very successful messy clay making workshop.

Maria from We Are Juicy ran a smoothie stall, and there were traditional competitions such as apple bobbing and longest peel, alongside less traditional slack-lining.

Abundance London christened its new scratter, bought with a grant from Hounslow’s Chiswick Area Forum. Funds raised go towards environmental, horticultural, educational projects in the area. Altogether a gentle, fun day that embodies some of the best qualities of Chiswick!


September 22, 2016

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