Current Students and Staff

// University News

11 Oct 2016

Reminder: Fruit Routes harvest celebrations return this week!

Staff, students and the local community are invited to the harvest celebrations taking place this week.

A lunchtime harvesting session is running tomorrow from 12.30 - 2pm which invites people to pick abundant fruit from trees on campus. 

A baking workshop is also a part of the Fruit Routes programme for the first time this year. The workshop is being run in collaboration with local café Bom Bom Patisserie on 13th October. Master chef Marta Child will give a demonstration on how to use local fruits to make lovely desserts from 6 – 7.30pm.

On 14th October is the official apple pressing event where you can press apples from campus into delicious apple juice or transform at home into cider. The event is taking place at The Shed behind the Edward Herbert Building, in association with Transition Loughborough, a community driven movement aimed at reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and promoting local infrastructure in Loughborough.

The final harvesting event and the judging of the Campus Apple Bake Off will run on 15th October with help from the Landscaping and Gardening Society (LAGS) and Transition Loughborough. The day consists of an artist led walk around the Fruit Route, free home-made soup and the 2016 Apple Olympics before the Bake Off judging and eats take place to end the day. Entrants are welcome to use fruit they have collected from pick up points on campus.