The Clyde Valley Orchards Cooperative (CVOC) are looking for people to donate unused apples from their orchards to meet demand for their increasingly popular apple juice.
Crops from group members were always sufficient in the past, but as sales have increased, the group need to increase the apple supply to keep up with demand for freshly pressed juice.
Over 1,000 new fruit tress have been planted through projects funded by the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership but it will be a number of years before these trees are at full production.
Clyde and Avon Valley Fruit Day (c) Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership
Normally the season tends to quiet down after the summer holidays when all the children are back at school, but down here at the Falls of Clyde we have been busier then ever. I have a new intern starting on Monday and she will be moving into the caravan. She will be with us for at least 3 months so hopefully winter is not going to be too cold this year! I have been frantically scrubbing it clean; making sure it is all shiny and ready for it’s new inhabitant. She will be helping with loads of different events, practical work and admin around the office.
Rowan Tree (cc) M.Shattock
Posted in Events, Volunteer Opportunities
Tagged clyde valley woodlands national nature reserve, events, falls of clyde, fruit day, halloween, New Lanark, scottish wildlife trust, South Lanarkshire, swt, wildlife, winter tree trail
Celebrate the Clyde Valley orchards and local produce at the 7th annual Fruit Day on Saturday 1 October at Overton Farm, Crossford, between 9am and 1.30pm.
Enjoy fresh local produce from Overton Farmers’ Market alongside the local craft tent, live music, a variety of children’s activities including the launch of Overton Kids Bee Happy Sand Art, Recycle a Welly Competition and the start of exciting activities by CAVLP Heritage through their new Local Landscape Heroes project.
The Clyde Valley Orchards Cooperative at Fruit Day 2015 (c) South Lanarkshire Council
For those of you who know me, I’ve been on a bit of a crusade recently. Crusade is probably too grand a word to describe it, but I have been doing my part to try and help our hedgehogs. It still shocks me to discover that hedgehog numbers have declined by 30% in ten years. That means in another 20 years they might be extinct in Britain!
Hedgehog (c) Tom Marshall
Posted in Mammals
Tagged clyde valley woodlands national nature reserve, falls of clyde, hedgehog house, hedgehogs, helping hedgehogs, New Lanark, scottish wildlife trust, South Lanarkshire, swt, what to feed hedgehogs, wildlife, wildlife gardening
Aileen Campbell was joined by representatives of project partners and funders, as well as local councillors and members of community groups directly benefitting from the improved access at the launch.
Local representatives open the Clyde Walkway Community Links path at Rosebank (c) Archibald Photography Ltd