first_imgOn Sunday the first annual Apple Day was held on Hogacre Common. The day was a joint venture between Abundance Oxford, the Hog Roast Café and Hogacre Eco Park, enterprises which seek to encourage sustainable and environmentally friendly living.The apple harvest this year has been unusually high prompting this year’s Apple Day. Abundance Oxford is an initiative that harvests unwanted food and puts it to use.There were 400 kilos to be enjoyed in apple soups, apple chutneys and ketchups and of course apple juice. The apples were macerated on site in a marquee then pressed before being served to the public. The proceeds from the day will be put towards supporting Abundance Oxford’s work and the other projects on Hogacre Eco Park.The Eco Park is on Hogacre Common which is owned by Corpus Christi College is leased from the college for the annual price of a jar of honey. The Park is home to OxGrow and the Hog Roast Café. The café is entirely eco-friendly and was set up in June as a self sufficient and accessible place for the public to enjoy and as an extension of the other projects in the Park.last_img

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