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Today volunteers were out, for one of our regular Thursday work days, to do some work at the Levenshulme Quadrants.  Particular tasks included:

  • weeding out the grass competing with the orchard fruit trees immediately around their trunks.
  • digging out self-seeded willows in the orchard area.
  • giving the grass a general trim in all four quadrants, partly in readiness for the “Treasures Workshop” on the 9th October.
  • the usual general litter pick and tidy.

 

Thanks to all of those who helped with the work – and new volunteers are always welcome to any of our events!

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Incredible Edible Levenshulme volunteers were today again in action at the Quadrants, digging over the planned strawberry and wild flower areas. Pictures are on Incredible Edible Levenshulme’s Facebook page.  Besides removing the surface turf, a vast array of assorted rubble had to be dug out from what used to be the old station platform!  Three further raised beds will soon be installed for vegetable planting to add to the soft fruit beds already in place; other plans for the site include a herb crescent and a woodchip pathway leading to a picnic and resting area. The next working party will take place on Sunday 17 April from 10 a.m. and all are welcome to come and help – please see our events page for information on this and other forthcoming activities!

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Incredible Edible Levenshulme and several members of the Friends pitched in to help at this Sunday morning maintenance session of the raised beds at the Quadrants in Levenshulme.  Activities included composting and feeding, weeding and tidying up. Pictures and more details are on Incredible Edible Levenshulme’s Facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/IncredibleEdibleLevenshulme/posts/554472518063098

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At dusk on Old Tweflth Night, Sunday 17th January 2016, a hardy band turned out to celebrate our annual wassail of the community orchard at the Quadrants, Levenshulme (Crayfield Road).  This was a postponed and scaled-down version of the originally planned event (due to very heavy rain on the initial date of Sunday 3rd January), but nevertheless there was mulled cider, home-made apple cake, a procession round the orchard fixing cider-soaked toast (lucky birds) and ribbons to the fruit trees, and a firework finale!  With added cheery involvement from several passers-by, we hope to have set the orchard fair for continued flourishing through 2016!

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Come to the the third Orchard Wassail – Sunday 4th January 2015 – at the Levenshulme community orchard at the Quadrants, off Crayfield Road, behind the old Levenshulme Station on Stockport Road under which the Fallowfield Loop passes.  (The location of the Levenshulme orchard is shown on the map here.)

Gather around 4 p.m., i.e. dusk fall, and the first songs will be sung half an hour later, and hopefully there will be enough of us to conjure up a Wassail Queen to lead us through the orchard of not only apple, but pear, plum, damson and greengage trees, and wish them health – wassail – through this season of winter, and into the following year.

There will be singing – bring a drink to warm you up and whet your whistle, maybe some food to share. It doesn’t last long – maybe an hour altogether, but enough for magic to happen and cheer the cockles of the heart as we enter a new year!

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We are wassailing the Levenshulme community fruit orchard again in 2014!  The wassail will be held from 4pm on Sunday 5th January; for more details please see our Events page.

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We have received this flyer from the Friends of Highfield Country Park for the opening of a new feature at the park, which is just off the Loop in Levenshulme!  The event is this Sunday (7th July 2013) from 2 to 4 p.m. – all are welcome!

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