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Apple Day is an annual celebration, held on every day of the year, of apples and orchards. This article is about the satellite APPLE. For the fruit apple, see Apple. ... A community apple orchard originally planted for productive use during the 1920s, in Westcliff on Sea (Essex, England) An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. ...


Apple Day was initiated by Common Ground in 1990 and has been celebrated in each subsequent year by people organizing hundreds of local events. Common Ground describe the day as a way of celebrating and demonstrating that variety and richness matter to a locality and that it is possible to effect change in your place. Common Ground has used the apple as a symbol of the physical, cultural and genetic diversity we should not let slip away. In linking particular apples with their place of origin, they hope that orchards will be recognized and conserved for their contribution to local distinctiveness, including the rich diversity of wild life they support. Common Ground is a notable UK charity and lobby group. ...


Apple Day events can be large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, games and of course many hundreds of apple varieties. Cider in a pint glass Cider (or cyder) is an alcoholic beverage made primarily from the juices of specially grown varieties of apples. ...


The first Apple Day was on October 21, 1990 in Covent Garden, London. October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


External links

  • Apple Day, Orchards and Tree Dressing at Common Ground

 
 

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