What's New at the South Lakeland Orchard Group
SLOG - The South Lakeland Orchard Group
All of our events are free to members. We welcome new members who can join at the event - just £10 for a couple, and £8 singles. Alternatively, look on our joining page and contact Adam who will get you signed up now.
SLOG Newsletter Autumn 2015
Once again, Andy has written an enjoyable newsletter.
Find out about blossom wilt, ancient pear trees in Lancashire and the USA and Lady Henniker.
Thursday September 10th - Westmorland County Show, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Kendal 9.00am – 5.30pm
Once again, the SLOG team will be at the show to answer all your orchard questions and demonstrate our range of apple pressing equipment.
Saturday/Sunday September 20th/21st – Sizergh Castle Apple Weekend
No details yet available but we expect to be present one or both days to identify apples and provide advice.
Saturday September 26th- 11.00am to 3.00pm - Apple Pressing at Wilf's Cafe, Staveley near Kendal
Bring your (clean) spare or windfall apples for juicing and lots of bottles - you'll get more juice than you think! Come along even if you don't have any apples to press, you can always sample someone else's.
Tea and refreshments will be available all day in Wilf's cafe with lots of apple specials. See: www.wilfs-cafe.co.uk/news/staveley-apple-day.html for more details.
Bring your apples to be identified if you do not know the variety.
All activities on the day are FREE but donations are welcomed! Get inspired! Share your abundance! It'll be a fun family day out, whether you have fruit trees or not.
Please use public transport where possible - Staveley is well connected by train and the 555 bus.
DIRECTIONS: Wilfs Cafe: http://www.wilfs-cafe.co.uk/how-to-find-us.html
Sat Oct 10th 10.00-4.00pm - SLOG's Apple Pressing Day at Thornbarrow, Witherslack
Once again, members have a chance to bring their apples for pressing into juice. It can be pasteurised and kept for a delightful drink, or brewed into delicious cider. All welcome.
Free to members, and visitors can join on the day.
DIRECTIONS: Follow A590 west and take the Witherslack turning. Pass the Derby Arms and take the 2nd turning on the left (in the village). Follow the road up the hill and take the 1st turning on the left into Thornbarrow.
Saturday October 3rd – Apple Day at Arnside Silverdale AONB 10.00am to 4.30pm at Briery Bank Orchard
More details on SLOG website in due course.
Saturday October 3rd – Apple Day at Ford Park, Ulverston
For times, directions etc see: http://www.ford-park.org.uk/events.asp?ID=EV1
Further Dates for your Diary
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Apple Trees for Sale
For SLOG's apple trees, grafted this year, and now ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale page. SLOG has speically selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Price £13.50. Please contact Adele. Adele also has her own trees for sale - see below.
Bob Bradley also has trees for sale the same price. Please contact Bob direct for more information on 01539 552340
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SLOG's Committee Officers
Our officers are:
Chair: Penny Hinsinger
Membership Secretary: Adam Rubinstein.
Adam has been on the SLOG committee for several years. He says:
I am passionate about gardening, particularly fruit and vegetables. Although growing apples at 750 ft on poor soil does have it’s challenges, I manage to get apples most years. Soft fruit does better, particularly blackcurrants, gooseberries and blueberries. I am also interested in yoga, healthy lifestyles and alternative medicine.”
Adam can be contacted about all membership issues on firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Adam Walker
The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria
Our chairman, Andy Gilchrist has written a book about the apple varieties and orchards of Cumbria. It is now on sale, for £9.00 + P&P and can also be ordered direct from Andy by contacting him on email@example.com.