Oops! When I first posted this I was a month ahead of myself! NOTE CORRECT DATE is 29 October for the swift tower.

On Tuesday 29 October from 12 midday  we need lots of strong helpers to get the telegraph pole for our swift tower, and the nesting box in place. Many hands make light work and the 8 metre pole will need a few pairs of hands to get it in place. Come along and help if you can (or at least make encouraging noises from the sidelines).

Cambridge Past, Present and Future will be holding a hedge laying course on 16th and 17th November 2013 and we are delighted that the course will be using the orchard hedgerow for the practical side of this (pm Sat and all day Sun). So,  to prepare for this our November monthly maintenance session on 10.11.13 will involve coppicing the length of hazel at the end of the orchard nearest to the guided busway (in order to provide hazel to tie into the hedge) and removing the chestnut paling fence to give access to the hedge from both sides. Again, we need some muscle power for this one, so please come and help even if you can provide only a half an hour.

And finally, a bit more relaxed feel for our last event this year – The Trumpington Christmas Fair on Sat 30 November. From 12 midday to 3pm we will be selling local apple juice, mulled apple juice and seasonal bakes. If you’d like to bake something for us to sell, drop us an email or just turn up on the day with your offerings. We’d love some help to staff the stall as well!