On Sunday 12 October last year a small group of WWOOF hosts from the Midlands region gathered at Brewery House, Ketton near Stamford for an entertaining and informative day. David Beaton and Rosemary de Moura , who are RHCs for the Midlands, arranged the meet up and told us about it:
Adam Cade and his wife gave us a tour of their property which occupies part of the site of the old Rutland Brewery. Here they have an orchard, a large and enviable organic vegetable garden and a paddock, all amounting to over an acre.
Then there was lunch, washed down by Adam’s cider and apple juice, over which those present swapped experiences of hosting WWOOFers and the tribulations of managing their enterprises.
After lunch we got down to the serious business of apple pressing using equipment belonging to Adam’s local community orchard group. This was great fun with everybody taking home lashings of freshly made juice.
Adam was also able to bring us up-to-date on developments within the WWOOF organisation. After a thoroughly enjoyable day we all departed more informed and inspired.