Posts Tagged ‘apple trees’

Staveley’s apples

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Staveley’s new apple trees are growing up!

Some of the grafts haven’t taken, the poor things, so we’re down to 45 trees but the other rootstocks will keep until next year … if Staveley can wait that long. The survivors have put up with drought, neverending rain, and being blown over in gales – good preparation for the rest of their lives. Here’s a photo of a Bradley’s Beauty:

Bradley's Beauty

And here’s a photo of all the trees together:

The trees

If you live in Staveley and would like a tree contact Lorna – 01539 822165 or tsl.abundance[at]gmail[dot]com.

Apples and sunshine (sort of)

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Yesterday’s Staveley Carnival was a great success. Despite the theme being Under Staveley’s Umbrella all the bright colours and funky drumming managed to keep the rain away and coax the sun to come out for an hour or two.

Here are some photos of the carnival costumes

Carnival umbrella

Carnival giant

The joint SLACC, SENS and Apples for All stall was fantastic (even if we do say so ourselves)!!

SENS and Staveley GTi (www.staveley-gti.co.uk) had a bike related quiz and gave away 3 pre-loved bikes to 3 lucky winners.

Volunteers were busy on the Apples for All stall encouraging passers-by to press their own apple juice and have a taste, sign up for a free apple tree and come along to our Apple Day on 16th October. Despite promising free apple trees in October we also sold 3 trees grafted by SLOG (www.slorchards.co.uk).

Apples for All!

squished apples and strawberries

Juice

As always, contact tsl.abundance[at]gmail.com if you want to get involved in appley events, we especially need volunteers for our Apple Day on October 16th!

And contact staveleygti[at]googlemail.com ifor more info on the Green Travel Initiative

Abundance ‘Apples for All’

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

‘Apples for All’ is a new Abundance project based in Staveley. This summer we want to get Staveley residents and visitors hooked on the idea of growing their own fruit by planting 50 apple trees around the village. The trees will be of local varieties, evolved to thrive in our local conditions, and will be on a variety of different rootstocks – so you can choose a tree that will grow to 15ft, a dwarf tree suitable for containers, or something in-between.

Today we got news that the project will receive some money from Windermere and Staveley’s Neighbourhood Forum to help us pay for the trees and produce some information leaflets. But we still to raise a bit more money, so now its full steam ahead!


If you would like an apple tree for your garden, have space at your place of work, or can think of any public spaces that would benefit from some fruit trees then please get in touch.

We would also like to get some new volunteers on board to help graft the trees, plant them out later in the summer, promote the project, produce a map of the local fruit and help us at a few events we hope to hold – possibly to include a community apple pressing day and workshops on making jam and cooking with wild food. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about fruit trees, if you have any skills you think we can’t live without!

Contact Lorna on 01539 822165 or email tsl.abundance[at]gmail.com.

Apples for All is supported by:

SLACC -TT

SENS (Sustainability and Energy Network Staveley) www.staveley-gti.co.uk/sens

SLOG (South Lakeland Orchard Group) www.slorchards.co.uk