Green Living: London Orchard Project
By Andrew Williams
While the leaves may now be falling and the last of the summer rays are fading fast, there is still time to celebrate a little slice of sunshine.
This weekend sees a special two-day event taking place which celebrates all things apple.
No, it's not another memorial to the late, great Steve Jobs - we are talking about the small, round, green and red bundles of goodness that flourish on fruit trees around the capital.
The London Orchard Project is hosting a special event to mark World Apple Day at Camley Street Natural Park, just round the corner from King's Cross.
The event is free to attend and the gates will be open from 11am to 9pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.
Activities at the event include a wide variety of apple-based fun. Fruit preserving and fresh apple juicing will appeal to some, while others may have their eye on the cider making demonstration run in conjunction with Camra.
We'll be there to support the festival by providing some live music on Saturday afternoon, with some great acoustic acts taking to the stage.
The sound and lighting will be powered by portable solar panels and we'll also be managing a mini carbon audit of the event to try to assess its environmental impact.
The aim of the event is to raise the profile of the London Orchard Project which is working with Londoners to plant and harvest apple, pear and plum trees all over the city.
It's also a great opportunity to visit the Natural Park at Camley Street, which is a real oasis of calm in such a built-up area. If you're pining for the taste of summer, it's not too late.