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Apple a Day Orchard (Health Centre)

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South Brent, Devon United Kingdom

August 2019

Seed Harvesting for Brent Bees Bugs and Butterflies

17 August, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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Jeremy Sabel says "The weather gods have promised me that it will be dry tomorrow so please come and join me for some seed harvesting in the Apple a Day Orchard (Health Centre) at 2pm." "Seed harvesting is a really fun/mindful activity. Nature is prolific yet buying seeds can be expensive. We will harvest as many seeds as possible with a view to sowing more again this winter at the orchard and in other locations across the parish. Bring scissors…

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Scything Workshop in the ‘Apple a Day’ orchard at the Health Centre

27 August, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
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Tuesday 27 August 2019: Scything Workshop at 6pm in the new ‘Apple a Day’ orchard at South Brent Health Centre. Join Jeremy Sabel, Harry Jennings and Mike Ingram for an evening of scything. No previous experience necessary. Children will only be allowed to observe. No dogs please. Bring shears, sickles, scythes, rakes and dumpy bags if you have them. There may also be more wildflower seeds to harvest for sowing next season, so bring paper bags and scissors if you…

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August 2020

Scything Session with the 4Bs

6 August @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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Thursday 6 August: after a successful first session on Sunday 2 August, there will be a second scything session with Sustainable South Brent’s 4Bs project (Brent Butterflies, Bugs and Bees) at the ‘Apple a Day Orchard’ at the Health Centre, starting at 6pm after the surgery closes. Anyone who has their own scythe and can safely use it is welcome as well as anyone else who wants to come and watch a traditional activity taking place. There may be an…

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Final instalment of scything sessions and green haying this year?

20 August @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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An ADDED SESSION: Thursday 20 August: the final instalment of scything and green haying this year? Bring scythes, rakes and smiles to the ‘Apple a Day Orchard’ at 6pm. The plan will be to scythe the wildflower areas and spread them over the rank/scarified areas - a method known as green haying. The idea being that the seeds from the wildflowers drop down onto the soil and germinate making the rank areas more diverse. Anyone who has their own scythe…

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