Join the ‘Love our Fruit & Nuts’ team on Sunday 10th October for an afternoon of fun on Kelton Green in Rhonehouse, with activities including Apple Pressing, Games, a Squirrel Nutkin Trail, fruit printing and circus skills. Also including a special guest: Kelton the one-tonne wicker Belted Galloway comes home to Kelton Green!
Free Event on Kelton Green in Rhonehouse, 2-5pm, 10 October
Over the last two years, the amazing team at the South West Community Woodlands Trust have been running the ‘Love our Fruit & Nuts’ project, raising the profile of Galloway varieties of fruit & nut trees, highlighting the importance of seasonality and showing how we can protect some of our most special heritage varieties. This has included events, publications and other activities.
The project concludes next Sunday afternoon (10th October) with a ‘Love our Fruit & Nuts’ event on Kelton Green in Rhonehouse. Free to attend, it will celebrate the variety of local produce and the importance of Galloway’s larder. This is perfect time of year to bring any apples you may have in surplus to make juice, there will be games and fruit related activities, a ‘Fancy Hat’ contest with great prizes, storytelling, refreshments and crafts/produce to purchase.
The project is being led by Jools Cox from South West Community Woodlands Trust. Looking ahead to the event, Jools said:
It is wonderful to be celebrating the ‘Fruit and Nuts’ of Galloway with the Rhonehouse community, and Kelton the Bull! There will be a ‘fete’ atmosphere, lots of games so bring your children, make a hat that is a ‘Dessert’ for the fancy hat contest, all ages may enter, bring apples to press, and your small change for refreshments! See you there!
The ’Love our Fruit & Nuts’ project was led by South West Community Woodlands Trust and funded through the Galloway Glens ‘Our heritage’ Small grants Scheme.