Volunteer opportunity: Racehill Community Orchard Sunday 18th August 2019

 Registration is closed for this event

Sunday 18th August at Racehill Orchard 11am - 3pm

Join Bryn this Sunday for a regular maintenance session. This time of year the focus is on clearing as much of the scrub as possible and mulching. Also at this time of year there is fruit for volunteers to help themselves to. The last of the cherry plums are still with us and there are brambles aplenty. In the coming couple of months there will be the first small harvest from some of our apples, pears and damsons.

Also there is always tea and good company, wonderful views and a healthy dose of fresh air and exercise.

Please read for your safety - please be aware that Racehill orchard is a wild and wonderful place with many wild and wonderful flowers and plants too. There are some that can sting, some can scratch, some even have sap that can burn if it gets on your skin and is exposed to the sun. Therefore long trousers/sleeves highly recommended as are long socks and work boots/footwear with ankle protection. Shredded ankles aren't fun! Please also read this article about the photo toxic plants we have on site: 

https://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/racehill/wildparsniphogweedwarning.pdf

Please register for this session. You can come for all or part of the day, please let us know when you register.

Your host

Bryn Thomas

When you register you will receive an email which will give you her contact phone number in case you need to call her on the day

Please bring 

- Food and drink to sustain you for the day (packed lunch, snacks, flasks, water etc).
- Sturdy footwear (no sandals)
- Lightweight clothing to cover arms and legs completely on sunny days: some plants on site can cause skin irritation in the sunshine
- Gardening gloves (if you have them)

Dress appropriately for weather conditions and messy work. Please also note there are no proper toilet facilities at the orchard, although there are lots of bushes!

Please note that for all the activities all children under the age of 18 and people with support needs must be accompanied by a parent/carer who is responsible for their supervision, safety and any medication needed.

Please check in with the relevant leader on the day. If weather is dire we may have to cancel.

How to find us 

Click here for map/directions.

Hope you can make it!

Kate

When
18th August 2019 11:00 AM   through   3:00 PM