The Indie Bay Gang take on the Orchards 🍎

The Indie Bay Gang take on the Orchards 🍎

Indies, are you ready for some wholesomeness?

 

The gang of the pretzel gods met up with the awesome guys over at The Orchard Project. The pretzel met the apple…

Their mission is to bring orchards into the heart of urban communities.

They are the only national charity dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards.

Their aim is that every household in the UK’s town and cities be within walking distance of a productive, well-cared-for, community-run orchard.

We had so much fun picking the apples, chomping on them, cider tasting but most importantly connecting with one another. After a long year of lockdown, it was so amazing to be out with such a fabulous team and bonding in and amongst nature. It was a great feeling to help preserve London’s green space and make use of surplus fruit that may otherwise go to waste.

Our host Elizabeth was amazing and her knowledge on apples was outstanding, I call her the apple whiz! The fact that stood out for me most is that there are 3000 varieties of apples which means you could eat a different apple every day for 8.5 years! I only thought there were Pink Ladies and Galas but little did I know.

At the end of the day, we all went round and said one thing we were grateful for. IT was lovely to reflect on our own lives and also our team mates’ lives.

I was grateful for my team and the fabulous nature that was surrounding us.

What are you grateful for toady?

All in all, a VERY wholesome day. Thanks @theorchardproject!

 

P.S. check out their Local Fox cider, it is so delicious! They sell in Borough Market so be sure to go and grab a bottle or 5.