On Saturday, 8 March we were finally able to plant our next twelve trees, having previously been delayed a month by heavy rain and water-logged ground. Prior to the planting day, we had marked out the tree positions and put down two loads of woodchip to create a dry path to the Orchard swing gate.
The inaugural Histon and Impington Community Orchard Project wassailing event took place on possibly the wettest, stormiest evening of the year to that point – the 31st January.
2013 has been a good year for HICOP and a lot of progress has been made on the orchard. This time last year, we had just signed the licence agreement with the Parish Council and had possession of an empty acre of ground. Over the course of 2013 we have created a boundary for the […]
At the end of September we held an events day at the Orchard. This featured a bird ringing event in the morning and an apple juicing event in the afternoon, with some general bits of orchard maintenance going on throughout the day. We also planted some more wild flowers for the wild flower meadow, many […]
On Saturday 28th September 2013 we are going to be having a day of events for the whole family at the Orchard.
Following on from the Infant and Junior schools planting out wild flowers, as part of our project to establish a wild flower meadow in the orchard, we followed up recently with some children from the Histon Early Years Centre. It was a lovely morning and four children came with the two trays that they had […]
First, a huge Thank You to Malcolm Ausden, Principal Ecologist with the RSPB for the wonderful display of locally trapped moths. Malcolm was surrounded by crowds of all ages as visitors were drawn to his table like…well that’s how he caught the moths in the first place.