Thursday, 4 October 2007

Seed Gathering Season

(Nicked from the Tree Councils site)

The Tree Council’s
Seed Gathering Season
23 September - 23 October 2007

Trees Matter - Make the Most of Them.

Autumn festival to make the most of trees for their seeds, nuts and fruits, and autumn colours. Starting on the autumn equinox (considered to be the first day of autumn), this festival encourages everyone, particularly schoolchildren and families, to gather seeds to grow the trees of the future or to enjoy fruit in jams and pies. People can go for a walk to collect seeds, nuts and fruits from local parks and woods or take part in organised events.

Seed Gathering Season is the time to gather seeds to grow a whole range of new trees for ‘your ground’ — anywhere you live, work, learn or enjoy yourself that would be all the better for more trees — or to pick or buy fruit for delicious jams or pies, so helping to ensure the survival of local orchards and fruit tree varieties and the wildlife they sustain.

Apple Day on October 21, the annual celebration of apples, orchards and local distinctiveness initiated in 1990 by Common Ground, a Tree Council partner organisation, falls at the end of Seed Gathering Season.

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Society Diary-We meet at 8pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the RAFA club in Oxton (CH43 1UU).

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  • 14th February Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 28th February Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th March - Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
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  • 27th March Workshop - Gordale
  • 13th April - Demonstration - Andy H
  • 17th April Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 24th April Workshop - Gordale
  • 8th May Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 11th May- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 29th May Workshop - Gordale
  • 4-5th June WBS Flowering Bonsai Show - Port Sunlight GC
  • 8th June - WBS Member trees critique
  • 12th June Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26th June Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th July Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 13th July- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 31st July Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th August- WBS Show tree selection
  • 13-14th August - Wirral Flower Show
  • 20th August - Japan Day, Liverpool
  • 27-29th August WBS Annual Show - Gordale
  • 14th September- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 11th September Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 25th September Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th October Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 12th October- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 30th October Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th November- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 13th November Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26-27th November - Potter Workshop with David Jones (Walsall Studio Ceramics)
  • 27th November Workshop - Gordale
  • 14th December - Club Party


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