Dulwich Park Home Educators

Dulwich Park, London, 2017. Thanks to Merlyn Peter and his friend Peter Meredith who arrived on a crisp Autumn morning and unloaded a large wooden apple press and load of windfall russet apples from an abandoned Forest Hill garden. A table was set up outside and adults and c h i l d r e n chopped the apples whilst the press was assembled. When the apples were prepared the children enjoyed the second part of the process… loading the apples all into a scratter. One person turned the handle whilst the others pushed the apple pieces through ready for the press. Merlyn also showed how to start making a traditional bee skep from straw while we had a tea break. The children all enjoyed turning the press handle and seeing all the juice appearing where it was bottled ready to take home or just drunk immediately! Yum! We hope to have Merlyn and Peter back next year again. Courtesy of Jennifer Yorke.