Fruit Factory build getting underway again

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Many people have been asking us when we will recommence work on the Fruit Factory.

We've had a few delays, but we will start building again next week! Touch wood, all will be ready for an official launch at Apple Day Brighton in September.

Our straw bale building course tutor Ian Brown of TimberBale is leading the build, and there are plenty of opportunities for skilled volunteers to lend a hand. Contact us for more information.

The Fruit Factory will provide a home to the scrumping project, allowing us to process up to 40 tons of unwanted fruit from local gardens and orchards into delicious products while talking to the passing public about what truly local food is all about.

A very big thank you again to all who contributed to our crowdfunding campaign in March!

Parts of the build look like they will go over budget, so, if you haven't already made a contribution and want to do so, please do so here to help complete the project to good specifications.