Holyrood Apple Day is a celebration of the development of school and community orchards, as well as efforts to create a Fruitful Scotland which has been going now for 5 years, in which considerable progress has been made. Over 350 Scottish schools now have school orchards, and loads of apple days, orchard skills events and heritage orchards are being planned, and planted.
Holyrood Apple Day was started by the Children's Orchard in 2008 with support from Robin Harper MSP, and John Butterworth, and we are delighted also to have support from Scottish Orchard.
This years event will see us launch an Abundant Scotland campaign, urging people to pick and use as much of the fruit growing in Scotland as possible. We want this to be a National (legal) Scrump, with children, familiies, schools, and the wider community helping get the harvest in. We encourage people coming to the apple day to bring fruit and products along. Please also email your local MSP/ local paper and tell them you are coming.
We are very grateful for the support of a wide range of politicians, volunteers, helpers and of course the many communities, children, families and schools who are creating a Fruitful Scotland for real.
We would be delighted if schools, groups, individuals would like to bring apples, apple cakes, juices, etc, to taste and enjoy. (please let us know first)
Co-sponsored on a cross party basis, by Sarah Boyack, Alison Johnstone, Jean Urquhart, Alex Fergusson, and Jim Hume, MSPs.
Numbers are limited and this is an invitation only event... (please ask if you'd like to come - but DONT turn up on spec on the day- you wont get through security)
booking/ RSVP is essential by 27th Sept
telephone John Hancox - firstname.lastname@example.org
0778 606 3918 - if you want to bring a display of apples or produce.
When & Where
The Children's Orchard
The Children’s Orchard encourages children and their parents, schools and communities to plant local orchards.