We are students on a Foundation Studies Course at Wiltshire College and as such, we are all young people who have not thrived as we should in a conventional educational environment, due to diverse issues such as mental health difficulties, complex learning difficulties or challenging home lives and more. We have established the Apple Project at Wiltshire College to make and preserve apple juice. We’ve challenged discrimination and negativity by making something delicious that everyone wants a taste of.
This project is in partnership with Wiltshire Wildlife who managed a community orchard in Devizes. The apples fell on the ground and rotted. A plan was devised to glean a third of the apples for juice, use another third for community and leave the remaining third for the wildlife. We told the National Union of Students and they have been providing us with invaluable mentoring and training assistance in our mission to preserve food, educate about food and keep food local and tasty.
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