Fruit Routes har­vest event re­turns to Uni

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS - By David God­sall david.god­sall@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE an­nual Fruit Routes har­vest event re­turns to Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity from Oc­to­ber 18-21 with a range of en­joy­able har­vest­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Staff, stu­dents and the lo­cal com­mu­nity are in­vited to the cel­e­bra­tions, which fea­tures a cam­pus ap­ple ‘bake off’.

Pro­gramme high­lights over the three-day event in­clude:

• Ap­ple har­vest­ing, where all are wel­come to pick abun­dant fruit from trees on cam­pus

• An early bird run, led by Anne-Marie Cul­hane, where jog­gers can ex­plore, for­age and en­joy a fruity break­fast

• Ap­ple press­ing with Tran­si­tion Lough­bor­ough – make your own juice, or take home to make cider

• Har­vest day cel­e­bra­tion with the Land­scap­ing and Gar­den­ing So­ci­ety (LAGS) and Tran­si­tion Lough­bor­ough - fea­tur­ing walks, food, and ap­ple bake off judg­ing.

Fea­tured as part of the event is the launch of Bathaus on Oc­to­ber 20. Com­mis­sioned by LU Arts and de­signed by Stu­dio Weave, the unique cam­pus cot­tage houses a colony of bats.

Fruit Routes is an artist-led ini- tia­tive aim­ing at ‘cre­at­ing an ed­i­ble cam­pus’ by plant­ing fruit trees, in­creas­ing for­ag­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and shar­ing knowl­edge with the wider com­mu­nity through en­gag­ing events.

The project is or­gan­ised by Jo Shields, sus­tain­abil­ity man­ager at Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity and project founder, artist An­neMarie Cul­hane.

Speak­ing about this year’s event, Jo Shields said: “Har­vest is a won­der­ful time to visit and ex­plore the cam­pus, and we look for­ward to host­ing an­other year of Fruit Routes here.

“There are plenty of fun and fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer – and we hope to see lots of en­tries to the ap­ple bake off from Lough­bor­ough stu­dents, staff and mem­bers of the pub­lic alike.”

The events are free and open to all.

For all details, in­clud­ing times, lo­ca­tions and bake off details, down­load the pro­gramme flyer at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/me­dia/ wwwl­boroacuk/con­tent/sus­tain­abil­ity/down­loads/fr­flyer17.pdf

For any en­quiries, con­tact Anne-Marie Cul­hane on mail@ am­cul­hane.co.uk or 07849 073394.

You can also fol­low Fruit Routes on Twit­ter at https://twit­ter.com/ fruitroutes?lang=en-gb

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