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Hollybush: Apple Pressing & Pasturising Session

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Help us stop excess fruit going to waste!
This session will bring surplus apples and turn them into our Leeds Urban Harvest Apple Juice and our award winning Leeds City Cider.
Have you ever seen an apple tree that drops its apples on the ground or road, just for them to rot every year? Leeds Urban Harvest is a community group run by volunteers who are on a mission to help stop these apples going to waste. We provide the traditional tools to press apples and make apple juice and lend it out to community groups across Leeds to run apple pressing days. If you have seen an Apple Day, there is a really good chance they are using our kit. To fund the storage and maintenance of this kit, we need to make a little bit of money so that we can keep it affordable for community use. To do this, we make apple juice and cider.
We need volunteers to help us press as many apples as we can in a day. There will be plenty of fresh apple juice to drink on the day (and trust us, it’s delicious), a lunch provided and lots of fun using the kit.
This day uses the machinery to create as much juice as possible so we have to keep it for 16+ volunteers. If you would like more information about sessions for children, get in touch and we can point you in the direction of one of the family friendly community Apple Days using our kit across the city.
This year we will be running juicing days at TCV Hollybush in Kirkstall as All Hallows is undergoing major renovation work.
There will be a donation point for any excess fruit at TCV Hollybush (Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30) and, for those unable to get to Hollybush, a drop off at Rainbow Junktion on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:30am-3pm, Horsforth, Woodhouse and Fearnville drop off points also available, please contact us for the details.


October 15
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane
Leeds, LS5 3BP
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