I'm the Director of Nurture Lakeland and I'll be using this Blog to discuss some of the work that Nurture Lakeland is involved in. Fundraising initiatives to protect the Lake District environment and consultancy advice on sustainable tourism. Our mission is ‘to inspire businesses and individuals to contribute to the conservation and enhancement of the Lake District and Cumbria, for current and for future generations’.
Like most of the country we seem to be having the best autumn weather possible. Here in the Lakes, the trees are starting to turn golden, with shades from bronze to ochre and some say this is the best time to visit the Lake District. It’s hard to disagree when we have weather like this.
It's also a time of tranquility as less people wander into the high mountains and nature gets a chance to rest and recover over the coming winter months.
For me in the garden though, its 'apples'. Hundreds and hundreds of them. What a joy it is to be able to pick an apple straight from the tree and eat it at its freshest. Is this one of nature's finest examples of 'slow food' and 'local produce'? But ideas on a postcard please as to what to do with the other 20 kilos or so of them !!