24 September 2019
Tuesday 24 September
(Rain date Wednesday 25th)
11am Volunteer apple picking and juice making all day. Please bring your own packed lunch if you plan to stay through the day.
3:30 – 6pm Art Garden after school art worrkshop
Admission free, booking for art workshop not essential.
Ring Lucy for specific information about the Art Garden children’s workshop on 07563 662366
A special after-school harvest arts session for curious, creative kids up to 11 years. Making and doing from nature in the beautiful outdoors at Kestle Barton.
Also an opportunity to come help with the apple picking this year – picking from the trees or the windfall, depending on how the harvest goes this season. We will be pressing our Cornish apples and offering tastings of the various apple varieties we grow here on site. The picking opportunity will be ongoing throughout the day.
All are welcome to join us in our celebration of autumn and art making.
This project is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Our Pavilion, redesigned and rebuilt by Paul Chaney with volunteer support, provides a great asset that expands our opportunities for programming by creating a covered space large enough for groups to gather and work. It also provides a space to store our harvested crops of apples and anticipated future crops of chestnuts and walnuts.
With the Pavilion in place we were able to hold an Apple Festival. In addition to the final Art Garden session with Lucy Grant held in the Pavilion, we also opened the orchard to volunteer apple pickers to help us harvest this year’s crop for our apple juice production (a product that we sell in our refreshment area).
We have been very busy this Autumn harvesting our apples and bringing the juice making process in-house for the first time.
Our artist studio has been transformed into a production line, and next year’s juice is being bottled with all the goodness from this season’s crop.
We are especially grateful to Sam and Jim who look after the orchard, harvest the apples and are now fast becoming experts on how to press the juice.
We would also like to thank our volunteers: Tim Ayling, Harvey Gorst and the students and staff of Falmouth University Sustainable Product Design course that came in force to our Apple Festival to harvest the orchard with us and sample the juice, freshly squeezed.