Sunday 22nd October 2023
Report written by Newcastle runner
Today Krishti and I helped out at the apple day at Nuns moor park. Krishti helped in the morning and I helped out in the afternoon.
The apple day is a family day event, where all are welcome. The whole day has a theme of apples .... even the delicious homemade soup has a hint of apple in it.
Krishti and I helped on the apple shy stand. I didn't know this until today .... To shy something can mean to throw something suddenly, often in a sideways movement. Both children and adults appeared to have fun knocking the apples off the plant pots on the apple shy stall.
Many had brought along their apples from their own gardens and gave them to the apple juice stall. Volunteers took it in turns to wash,chop and sort the apples. The apples were grated and then pressed and produced a lovely tasting apple juice. Nothing additional was added, just the juice of a variety of apples.
It was a really wholesome couple of hours. It was really joyous looking from afar at the whole event.
We will definitely be back next year to help out.
The Bike Garden is a vibrant community space developed on the site of a previous bowling green in Nuns Moor Park, which now serves the community as a place to join in on regular food growing activities, place to hire for private and public events, that may be regular or one-offs, and much moreSee more