University Harvest Weekend including Transition apple press

Landscaping and Gardening Society & Fruit Routes


Join us for our



Harvest Weekend

We are marking a successful year of growing fruit, vegetables and flowers with a harvest festival celebration. Please feel free to join us for different events throughout the day. All welcome


Friday 25th October

Harvesting on Campus: Help gather the first fruits of Fruit Routes and find out where the fruit trees are on campus. Starting at 10am at the shed and all day – phone or text 0784 9073394 to find out where to join in.


Apple Pressing at the Shed*: Join in with pressing fresh campus apples to make delicious juice and cider with Transition Loughborough’s apple press. Bring a bottle to fill with juice.


Saturday 26th October

12.30: Back to Back Lunch Time Walk: Experience the Fruit Route in different ways – find out more about wild food in autumn on the Fruit Route and … invited guests (tbc).

1.45 Soup and bread at the LAGS Shed*: As the Fruit Routes trees mature, we need to make sure they are cared for and harvested. This is a chance to find out more about this project, becoming a friend of the Fruit Route and meet LAGS students and interested members of the community.

1.30-6.00: Apple pressing at the Shed*You can bring your own apples and bottles to fill.

2.30-4.00 Chutney and Samosa Making: Learn to make different chutneys from the harvested fruit with members of LAGS. Bring a jar to take some produce home. Taste jams and jellies we made at LAGS.

2.30-6.00 Celebrate harvest: Carve a pumpkin, make a lantern and help prepare the feast.

6.00 onwards Harvest party with bonfire, live music from world band ‘Solana’, local food and drink …


Share the abundance of the UK’s first edible campus!

East Your Campus is Fruit Routes & Landscaping & Gardening Society (LAGS) working together to celebrate and learn about food growing and foraging on campus.

Seasonal Exchange: You may want to bring along something seasonal to the event – Let’s celebrate together!


*The Shed is next to the LAGS garden, Car Park 5, Loughborough University Campus.


More info:

Twitter: @fruitroutes


Phone: 0784 9073394

Fruit Routes blog:


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