Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Community Garden news

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Fruity Event in the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

Gallons of gorgeous fresh juice were pressed today (Thursday, 4th October) from the apples in the beautiful orchard which forms part of the Greenfield Community Garden next to Basingwerk Abbey.
“We think the trees produce such a wonderful bounty every year because we wassail them every January – and have even composed some of our own wassail songs to thank and encourage them!” said Roberta Owen of Holywell Transition & District who were the main organisers of the Apple Pressing Day.
“Our volunteers were well supported by Karen Rippin, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Ranger, who had even “dressed” one of the apple trees (see pic), and also by Mike of Cyfle Cymru based in Shotton, who brings volunteers to help with the gardening on a fortnightly basis. So it was a great social event too – especially as homemade apple cakes with cream were served at a well-deserved break in the proceedings!” said Mrs Owen.
New volunteers are always welcome at the Community Garden-and-Orchards, situated behind the Abbey Café. Work sessions (plus tea and socialising) currently take place on Thursday mornings – anytime from about 10am onwards. Expert fruit and vegetable growers would be an absolute bonus – but complete beginners are also very welcome.

For further information please contact:
Rob Owen: robowen29@talktalk.net tel: 01352 710714
Karen Rippin: karen.rippin@flintshire.gov.uk tel; 07771346002