An exciting orchard restoration challenge took place last week in Manchester. In collaboration with one of our funders and fellow cidermakers, Bulmers, we undertook an ambitious 24-hour makeover of a derelict orchard in the Shakespearean Gardens at Platt Fields park.
We were delighted with the turnout of volunteers, who worked really hard to complete as many tasks as possible. Among the volunteers was a special celebrity guest: none other than Australian singer and TV presenter, Peter Andre! This attracted the attention of the BBC NW News team. Watch the coverage below to see the orchard transformation in progress…. and watch this space for the final restoration video soon, complete with ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots!
BBC NW Today – Lunchtime news broadcast (aired 20th May 2019), featuring our Manchester Project Manager, Dan Hasler.
BBC NW Tonight – Evening news broadcast (aired 20th May 2019), featuring our CEO, Kath Rosen.