On the back of an epic volunteer effort, Apple Day 2018 weathered it’s first really wet day in 12 years of the history of the event.
Behind the scenes in the days leading up to the event some strong decision making was made regarding safety on site, provision of shelter and sustenance for the crew, and whether or not the event would even go ahead based on the dire weather reports. It did, and the morning was really very wet indeed.
Thank goodness (and Gaia) that the afternoon brightened up, seeing sun, cider, and visitors to our Stanmer Park site. We whole heartedly thank the volunteers, food, stall holders and entertainers who all made that possible!
‘While we did make a financial loss due to the wet weather, it hasn’t deterred us’, says Liz, Apple Day Coordinator, while fervently praying to the permaculture gods for really great weather this time around!
‘The Apple Day organising team is jumping back on the bicycle for what we plan to be another super Apple Day this coming September’ (Sunday 22nd Sept 11am-4pm).
Come down and show your support this year, buy some pie from Fran, sample some beverages from Stephan. Come have a chat, share what’s new for you in the world of permaculture and learn more at the Info, Plot and Orchard stalls.
Keep your eyes open for more info about the coming Apple Day on our website, and consider taking a ‘bigger bite’ from the day and joining our volunteer team. You can see some quotes from volunteers last year and sign up for this year here: https://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/volunteer-at-apple-day/
We will be having fun, be it rain or shine!