Welcome to issue 19 of Green Kids. We have taken a trip down to the orchard to find out all about apples, how they are grown and some delicious recipes you can make with them. You can make your own yummy apple pie using the instructions on page 4 or find a green penfriend on page 6.
3 All about apples 4 Make your own pie 6 Your letters 7 Apple Story 8 Puzzles and jokes
If you toss a piece of ap ple
peel over y our left sho ulder it is
said to rev eal the init ial of your
future husb and or wife .
Apples we re believed
to be magic al from very
early times . Diviners in
search of w ater hidden
undergroun d used to u se
forked bran ches taken from
the Apple t ree. These
were tradit ionally calle d
wishing rod s.
folklo reThe ancie nt custom of Wassail ing the apple trees wa s intended to awake n the slee ping treespirit, drive awa y bad luck , and ens ure a g ood harve st. People would dri nk to th e tree with cider, thr ow cider o ver its r oots and p ut a piece of bread o r toast s oaked in c ider into a fork of th e tree’s b ranches. Often the t rees were dance d around, and the W assailing Song was sung.
Editor Melissa Corkhill Design Jez Harris. Green Kids is printed on recycled paper using vegetable based inks. To write to us: Green Kids, PO Box 104, Lewes, BN7 9AX Tel: 01825 872858 Website: www.thegreenparent.co.uk With thanks to www.bramleyapples.co.uk for their help