Hi all!

I hope you are enjoying the first bit of fall so far, and have had a great summer.

Coming up this Sunday October 3rd, it’s Applepalooza 2010!! A celebration for the apple harvest at the south dyke orchard. And in preparation for the event, we need to do a little tidying up!

I’d like to invite you all out for a work party this Friday Oct 1st, between 11am to 4pm. We’ll be weeding, mulching, and cutting back blackberries.

If anyone would like to get started without me, or if you have time to come help out at other points this week:
1) all the apple mulch circles need to be weeded. Easiest to use a hoe and just scrape everything out. We are abandoning the full rows of mulch, so just pull weeds in a 1.5m circle around the trees.
2) Where there is mulch in rows, the mulch in between the trees can be pulled with a rake to around the base of the trees.
3) The tall grass needs to be pulled away from the pear mulch circles.
4) Blackberries need to be cut back from the perimeter of the field.

Let me know if you can make it on Friday, or if you will be there earlier so I can make sure tools are available!

Thanks very much, and see the event info for Applepalooza below!!

Cheers,

Shane

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It’s APPLEPALOOZA!! 2010




A fun filled family FUNdraiser for the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project. Admission is FREE with BBQ Lunch by donation.



The Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project is a non-profit organization that has been growing fresh organic produce for donation to the Richmond Food Bank and other community organizations since 2002. Every year the project grows and donates over 15,000 lbs of fresh food. Come on out to support the operation of the Fruit Tree Project’s two organic farms in Richmond!!



Featuring:



-Live Music!!

-Games!!

-BBQ Lunch with Eco-Chef, Ian Lai of the Terra Nova Schoolyard Society!!

-Apple tasting!!

-Order your own apple trees for next season!!



And Presenting LIVE IN CONCERT:



Da Brehdren

Dan Banna and the Electrognomes

The Harmonic Cosmonauts

And More!!



11am til 4pm at the South Dyke Orchard



Brought to you by:

The Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project

(http://www.sharingfarm.ca/)



The Richmond Review

(http://www.bclocalnews.com/richmond_southdelta/richmondreview/)



Stonecrop Garden Design

(Website coming soon!)



The Terra Nova Schoolyard Society (http://www.kidsinthegarden.org/)


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