King’s Cross Wassailing Party!

Alaralogo Alara Wholefoods invites you to a Wassailing Party on Monday 18th February
from 4pm onwards!

Wassailing is an ancient custom involving drinking to the good health of
apple trees to ensure a good harvest in the forthcoming year. Traditionally
villagers would gather in apple orchards to wake the sleeping apple trees
and drive away evil spirits by making lots of noise with pots and pans,
singing wassailing songs, pouring cider over the apple tree roots and
putting cider soaked toast in the branches to attract birds that would
protect the tree from insects. Oh, and of course the villagers would drink a
lot of cider too!

Last year Alara Wholefoods planted over 80 trees in the Permaculture Forest
Garden that we are developing behind our factory, including several apple
trees. So we are inviting you to join us for a spot of wassailing and cider
drinking. All we ask in return is that you help us with some mulching – we
have a very large pile of woodchips outside the garden that need to be
spread around our trees to suppress the weeds and help the soil retain its
moisture.

The wassailing will take place on Monday 18th February at 4pm at Alara
Wholefoods, 110-112 Camley Street, NW1 0PF. If you’d like to come along
please reply to Joanna Southernwood or phone 020 73879303 Ext 212.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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