BLOG: Celebrating apple day

18 October 2018

Apple day traditionally falls on 21 October in the UK.

What and when is apple day?

Apple Day was launched in 1990 by Common Ground and was about encouraging people to celebrate both apples and orchards. Traditionally it’s held on 21 October around harvest time but communities mark the day throughout the month.

Why celebrate apples?

Orchards have played a hugely significant role in communities across the UK for centuries, not just providing food, but a focal point for celebrations and gatherings. Apple Day has helped to showcase the importance of orchards to our landscape and culture and encourage people to come together to reap the rewards of our amazing apples!

City of Trees – Creating fruitful forests of the future

We love working with local communities to bring orchards to their local area and since its inception City of Trees has helped to create 71 orchards across Greater Manchester, including eleven across the City of Salford.

If you are interested in creating a community orchard, check out our handy ‘How to’ guide for some tips and tricks to get started.

Check out the events section for apple day related happenings!

Don’t forget to tell us about your plans and events in Greater Manchester and we can help spread the word! Tweet us @cityoftreesmcr #appledaymcr