Apple harvesting success at Cheshire Orchard

On Friday 21st October, we held an apple-harvesting event at the Manchester Met Cheshire Millennium Orchard (behind Laurence Building) to coincide with National Apple Day.

Over the course of the sunny day, over 50 university staff and students lent a helping hand to harvest apples using the traditional method of shaking the trees and catching apples in tarpaulins. Attendees were able to take apples home and several boxes were donated to a local charity – The Wishing Well Project.

The helpful volunteers were rewarded for their efforts with delicious soup and apple scones and cakes, made by the Cheshire Catering Team.

Staff and students were able to taste the various apple varieties, which were identified by Hulme Community Garden Centre on the day.

Thank you to everyone for all their hard work and for making the day a brilliant success.

Please remember that apples in the Cheshire Orchard are free for anyone to harvest and enjoy – so help yourselves!

The orchard, consisting of 14 apple varieties local to Cheshire, was planted to mark the Millennium in April 1999. You can read more about the Orchard and the Inaugural Ceremony here.

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