.....as people reconsider food production methods, including urban cider’.
That’s according to park ranger at Ealing council, Jonathan Staples, as quoted in The Guardian this weekend. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/23/how-an-orchard-renaissance-could-bring-nature-back-to-uk-cities
The scheme spearheaded by cider maker Hawkes sounds really innovative, meaning fruit previously left to rot is being used productively, raising the value and status of the fruit trees in your own back yard.
Here in Haslemere, we’ve been collecting apples to take to the nearby Garden Cider Company - and look forward to receiving a share of the cider produced in due course.
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.