The third part of a series on the life expectancy of fruit trees explores the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden of the Edward James Foundation at West Dean in West Sussex, United Kingdom.
The second part of a series on the life expectancy of fruit trees continues with the planned renewal of the cherry trees at the British National Fruit Collection in Brogdale, United Kingdom.
I attended the charity’s Annual General Meeting on 23 November in Brighton, UK, and volunteered on the 26th for a day at their Fruit Factory, where we pasteurised five hundred bottles of apple juice. The fruit-related activities of the trust are gaining momentum. Continue reading
Carefully recorded information about the origins of the fruit varieties conserved in the British National Fruit Collection should help their French counterpart adjust their own records. Continue reading
The permaculture workshop I attended on 29 October at Stanmer Park in the United Kingdom led me to think further about the future of a great regenerative development by the Brighton Permaculture Trust called the ‘scrumping project’.
Being guided through the cherry collection at Brogdale last week felt like being transported into an Eden of colours, shapes and tastes.
I visited Brogdale, home to the British National Fruit Collection, ‘one of the largest fruit collections in the world’1, on 3 and 4 July.
‘Brexit’, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, enables us to look afresh at the question of British jam standards, without being disturbed by the fear of European over-regulation. In Part 1, we look at the ‘jam wars’ that took place in the country in 2013.
The Brighton Permaculture Trust plans to process ten times more fruit than it used to with its new Fruit Factory in Stanmer Park, Sussex, United Kingdom. Just a drop in the ocean of fruit juice consumed in the area, but it is a promising start.
Are fruit trees dedicated to late people in public spaces a good idea and who can pick and eat the fruit?