Apple Picking and Pressing at Applewood 2022


29th September to 3rd October 2022


Chris Evans 
Looby Macnamara


5 day residential volunteer week. Arrive after 10am on 29th September, leave by 5pm on 3rd  October

Apple Picking and Pressing Volunteer Week Description

We are pleased to announce that our annual Apple Picking and Pressing volunteer week will be from the 29th September to the 3rd October.  This week gives us a chance to share our beautiful home with friends, previous visitors and people interested to see what we do, whilst getting on with the important job of getting our apple and pear harvest in and processing it, along with any autumnal maintenance jobs needing to be done, which we need your help with. We will start with harvesting, followed by juicing on the 2nd and 3rd October. 

Come and enjoy hanging out at Applewood for as many days as you like, nothing to do but pick apples (and pears) ready to do juicing on the Sunday and Monday. Come and join in - plenty of space for camping, bring food to share. Lots of (last year's) cider & juice to drink & take home! This event will be family friendly.

We have limited places, so If you would like to come please contact Emma at .

Working here at Applewood, helping to create and maintain this land and space for leaning and personal transformation, is both fun and fulfilling. Looby and Chris are such caring and grateful hosts, it's a real pleasure to help them.




Arrivals are from after 10 am on the 29th September and departures by 5 pm on the 3rd October.

On the evening of the 2nd our last full day together we will have a celebration.

You can come for the whole time or just a couple of days.

Facilitators & Venue

The Venue
Applewood is a 20 acre smallholding, Waterloo Farm, recently acquired in the beautiful hills of North Herefordshire. Here, the owners, Designed Visions partners Chris Evans and Looby Macnamara, are developing a  permaculture demonstration and training centre. We feel that with permaculture, you need to see it to believe it, and then need to be able to learn it, and then acquire the resources (seeds, plants, books, friends and networks) to do it! The site includes woods, pasture, a lake, kitchen garden and an orchard of heritage apples. A converted barn and outbuildings provide indoor accommodation and the grounds a peaceful campsite.

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