Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Apple Day 2009 - Days Cottage
Sunday was Apple Day at Days Cottage, the Gloucestershire orchard I featured in Man-made Eden. Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith sell apple juice, cider and fruit at the Bristol and Stroud farmers' markets, and also run an excellent Orchard Skills Centre. As Dave puts it,
My aim is to demystify the processes of pruning, grafting and budding, and to give people hands on practice. The pruning courses teach people to create productive and beautiful trees - whether its one small tree in a garden, or an orchard of old trees. Grafting and Budding are methods of propagating fruit trees.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will feature Days Cottage in a River Cottage feature about perry, to be shown on Channel 4 on 12 November.