Apple picking at IVC

Awash with early Autumn colours and with a slight odour of wet trees in the air, a group of HICOP volunteers assembled for apple picking at Impington Village College.

HICOP has been maintaining and pruning the IVC orchard for a couple of years now. The trees had gotten a little too dense for their own good, so for the past couple of years HICOP has held an annual restorative pruning workshop there. By next year, everything should be back into a good state for going forward.

There’s something wonderful about orchards, catching half glimpses of things through the trees – or this morning – people in the trees. Everyone seemed very happy ducking under branches and gliding through the green.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who turned up and helped to make this such a short and enjoyable task. It was a good haul again this year and next weekend we shall be making juice from the apple harvest over at the orchard site behind Manor Park. You can find details on the Event Page. If you have any apples or pears in your own garden that you want juicing, bring them along on the day. You will need to bring a couple of things with you, details are on the Orchard Events Day page.

Photos from the apple picking