Horton Community Farm

Community-driven food growing in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

On Thursday 7th October, 2010, the sun shined on 10 1/2 volunteers (the half helped eat some!) who helped pick around 35 boxes of apples (and some super sweet pears!) all in the Nab Wood area of Shipley. It was an enjoyable day helped by my Mum and Dad's provisions at lunch time of soup,apple cake and apple flapjack.

It seemed to be a particularly good year for apples and the timing was just right as the trees were laden and the fruit nicely ripe.  We visited 3 houses with 7 trees between them. In all I've spotted around 70 trees in just this one area so there is potential for a big scaling up of the project next year perhaps.

So far we have donated to BIASAN (asylum seekers project), All Saints Church Asylum Seekers drop-in, The Treehouse fair-trade cafe, Apple Day (all the damaged apples made delicious juice at this great event last Sunday), the Bradford Square-Mile Project and John Gafney House which provides supported accommodation for adults with disabilities.