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Conservation Thursday - Wassail Day

17 January 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Places Available

Join in with a variety of wildlife and conservation projects at Slade Houe Farm, Sidmouth. Meet like-minded people, learn new skills, get some fresh air and help our local wildlife.

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth is home to our very own traditional cider apple orchard. Today we will be pruning the dormant apple trees to ensure a good cycle of fruiting wood in the years ahead. We will be joined by our resident fruit-farm expert who will be on-hand to show us how to appropriately prune the trees. The day also happens to be Wassailing Day, a blessing of the fruit trees, which traditionally involves celebration and singing to the health of the trees in the hope that they provide a bountiful harvest in the autumn. So come help manage our orchard and celebrate Wassailing day with us!

Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Tools will be provided, however please bring your own gloves.

Hot drinks will be provided. Bring a packed lunch and a bottled drink or thermos for while we are working.

No experience necessary – just plenty of enthusiasm!

These are free events, however, booking is required.

How to book

To book a place and for further information about this and future volunteer days, please contact Daniel Brown.

Telephone: 01395 573162