Festival of Chichester Events 2022
DEMONSTRATION OF MAKING ELDERFLOWER CHAMPAGNE ON WHYKE ORCHARD
Steve Taylor, local herbalist at The Medicine Garden demonstrates making elderflower champagne with flowers foraged from the orchard. Come and sample this traditional drink, so adults only please. Our nine-year-old heritage apple orchard is a Transition Chichester project. Event will take place on grass, so stout shoes please.
Our most loved foraging plant for making summery drinks has been planted in the hedge of our community orchard where it grows well. This event will run regardless of weather.
Tickets are £5 each from the Novium.
STORYTELLING ON THE WHYKE ORCHARD
Told by Steve Taylor, our resident herbalist, traditional stories of how to find the golden apple of immortality, and how loving hearts are rewarded.
In best story telling tradition Steve appeals to all, with multi-layered stories. These will be told under the tree with their crops of young apples as the backdrop.
Steve Taylor’s new book ‘The Humoural Herbal’ has been published and will be available at this event. The orchard is grass covered, so wear stout shoes.
Tickets are £5 or £3 for children from the Novium.
Bumblebee id with Emily Sabin
Emily Sabin (Bumblebee Conservation Trust) will show us which bumblebees live here and talk about their life cycle. Hope to meet the teddy bear bee, the Common Carder. All abilities of spotters welcome included supervised children to our 9 year old orchard.
Last workshop we found 4 of the commonest 8 bumblebees on a cool day. Come and be surprised at what’s in our locality. The event is on grass, so stout shoes are appropriate.
Tickets are £10 or £5 for children from the Novium.