Histon Feast 2012
Well, here we are again. HICOP is pleased to say that we will have a stall at the 2012 Histon Feast – come along and say hello on Sunday 1st July, we’ll be out in front of the Barley Mow by the drive to the back of Station Cycles.
The feast stall marks an anniversary of sorts for HICOP as our stall at the 2011 feast was the first public appearance to gauge support for the idea of a Community Orchard in Histon and Impington. That day we received an enormous amount of support and encouragement for the idea and that galvanized us all to start work in earnest on the idea.
In the course of one year – among so many other things – we have:
- been given permission to establish an orchard on the field at the back of Manor Park
- made friends with some other local orchards
- held our first Annual General Meeting
- had a very popular and enjoyable Juicing Weekend
- formulated a plan for the site
- started some seed trials
Without doubt, it’s been a great year for us. The year ahead looks even busier as work on the orchard starts to move forward. Thanks to some fantastic financial support that means we’ve been able to start ordering some things. Here’s what the rest of 2012 looks like:
Of course, we’re going to need lots of help to get through that list, so please get volunteering and do pop along to meet us at the Feast stall. Finally, to bring us back to the beginning again, we would like to express an enormous amount of gratitude to HICCA, who not only gave us their stall at the 2011 Feast, but also helped to staff it.