In October 2010 the first All Ways Apples festival was organised by Claire Bower, Wendy Hart and Tess Wilmot with support from Sovereign Housing, Green Ark Children’s Centre and Devonport Guildhall.
The festival grew out of the Dig for Devonport urban growing project in James Street and Bennett Street and was one of the first events to be held in newly refurbished Devonport Guildhall. From that small beginning, All Ways Apples has grown into a fantastic annual festival and fringe events with the support of many organisations, community groups and a small army of dedicated volunteers.
Every year, individuals, organisation and businesses help us make the festival better and better. This year will feature Thrive Plymouth showcasing their People Connecting through Food project at the Festival. In support of this, Food Plymouth’s Growing Community Abundance project will be sharing all the amazing community growing projects around the city.
There are numerous opportunities to volunteer at the festival on the day and / or fringe events. This year we are delighted that Mayflower 400 Volunteer Manager Neil Minion will be supporting volunteers at the festival, making it even better to get involved.
Community groups are very welcome to come to the festival and show what they do by sharing skills, facilitating activities or having an information stand. Local sustainable food is key to the festival and food businesses are invited to apply to have a stall at the festival on Wednesday 23rd October.
For more information please contact Tess Wilmot on 07531 56481 or firstname.lastname@example.org