Come and see us at the St Pauls shopping evening on Thu 26th November from 7:30pm at the Church.
Jams & Jellies available at £2.50 or 3 for £7
- Apple & elderberry jelly
- Crab apple jelly
- Crab apple and blackberry jelly
- Blackberry & apple jam
- Grape jelly
- Grape & apple jelly
- Plum jam
- Quince Jelly
- Rhubarb and ginger jam
Chutneys are priced at £3 per jar
- Pear & apple chutney
- Tomato chutney
- Membrillo: £3.50
- Gift packs: £1.50 for 3 small jars
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested or ring Sarah on 01962 870496
All profit generated is given equally to:
- Winchester Nightshelter
- Southampton & Winchester Visitors Group
Following a handful of determined complaints, Winchester City Council has decided it is wise to postpone our event on Sunday 1st March. Officers are keen to ensure local residents are given a chance to express a point of view.
WCC is extremely supportive of what we are trying to do, and has promised to help us find a new and better home for our fruit hedge. The excellent bare root plants we have been given by the Tree Council need to be put in the soil as soon possible – WCC has kindly offered to look after them until the autumn.
We feel it is a shame that a small minority have called a halt to this project in Fulflood, and we will now be planting elsewhere.
On a more positive note, we successfully planted 70m of fruiting hedgerow at Western Primary School last week, with enthusiastic support from parents and children alike. We look forward to seeing these flower in the spring.
Fruits of Fulflood are planting fruits hedges, trees and bushes in Fulflood. The plants, trees and bushes have been donated by the Tree Council.
In the past hedges were used as larders of healthy seasonal food such as apples, berries and nuts, and this planting forms part of the Hedgerow Harvest project which seeks to reconnect people to this heritage of free local healthy food.
Hedgerows are an incredibly under valued resource that are in danger of being lost from our countryside if we don’t start to appreciate their usefulness as well as their importance for biodiversity and landscape character.
We will be planting a fruiting hedge at Western Primary School on Sunday 22nd February, 10-1 and fruit bushes and trees in Poets Estate on Sunday 1st March, 10-1. Do join us, bring a spade and some gloves – cake and tea provided for helpers.
Greening Fulflood’s sub group ‘Fruits of Fulflood’ (featuring our very own Big Allotment Challenge star Eleanor) is beginning the year with a seedling swap at the St Paul’s Community day.
Bring along your glut and exchange them for something different!
We will be selling any few jams recently made.
Even if you don’t want to buy anything and are just interested in what we do, come and have a chat.
To update you on the outcome of the Fruits of Fulflood project. These are the stats:
- Over 600kgs fruit (apples, crab apples, pears, quince, plums, grapes, blackberries, cobnuts)
- 350 jars of produce
- 30 litres of juice
- Surplus of £270 shared between Winchester Churches Nightshelter & SWVG
The objective of the project was to re-distribute and use unwanted fruit, showing people how much is grown locally. The project will run again this year and we hope to start earlier, to take advantage of gluts of currants and soft fruit. We also hope to hold a Fulflood Apple Day in the autumn, making cider and juice. Please contact us if you expect to have surplus fruit, would like to join in the harvesting, sorting, distributing or jam-making. Learn new skills and meet new people!
Have a look at the following report at our presentation to Winchester Churches Nightshelter