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Orchard of Avon Harvest, Heath Bunting/Birgit Binder


The Orchard of Avon consists of feral apple trees, which were mostly planted accidentally by people throwing away apple cores after eating.

Many apple trees can be found along the Avon Gorge, along public footpaths and railway tracks. Heath adopted these trees about a year ago and started to prune them, free them of parasitical plants and register them on a map.

To complete the seasonal cycle of the Orchard of Avon, Birgit will build a harvest trailer for bicycles, which will make it easier to collect and transport the ripe apples.

The harvest trailer comes with a ladder, an apple press and eventually a grill to bake the apples on. It will enable harvesters of the Orchard of Avon to make their own produce right there and then, to consume it straight away or save it for the meagre times.

All are welcome to join the harvest trail through Bristol, bring empty containers, cups or bottles along with you.

EVENT: OUTDOOR (SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES)
DATE: SUN 16TH SEPT
LOCATION: SPIKE ISLAND RECEPTION (MEETING POINT)
TIME: 14-16.00

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Credits

Heath Bunting and Brigit Binder

About the Creator

Heath Bunting a media activist and member of Irrational. Birgit Binder is an artist and founding member of Peoples in Pieces, both artists live in Bristol.