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Longhill celebrated its fourth annual Apple Day in October, as part of the Community Orchard project. With the help of Fruit-full Schools, an organisation with an aim to teach the importance of locally produced fruit, Longhill planted it’s orchard in autumn 2011.  Students grafted their own apple trees and this is the first year we have been able to harvest fruit.  Varieties including the ‘Egremont Russet’ and ‘Crawley Beauties’ were among the first to be picked from our orchard and eaten on Apple Day 2013, as part of the tasting table.  We also celebrated with apple cakes, freshly pressed apple juice and activities such as bobbing and nogging!

We would be very grateful if you could help our ‘100,000 reasons’ campaign – along with schools across the UK, we’re trying to gather 100,000 reasons why people love local fruit.  This is part of the school Community Orchard project, from which we had our first harvest this year.

The deadline for ‘100,000 reasons’ is the end of November and we need your help to win – the school with the most signatures will win a day with a community artist to create a sculpture in their school orchard!

Please add your reason here: and select Longhill school (and your name will go into a draw for a Vigo fruit press!).  Please forward to your contacts to add their reasons.

Many thanks for your support


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