Home made apple juice and cider

Apple PressLearn a skill which will quench your thirst!

On the 27th October we will be running an apple juicing and cider making course here at Urban Veg.

The course will cost £35 and you can bring along your own apples to be juiced on the day.

Wade Muggleton, permaculturalist, tree expert and apple lover will take you through the picking, juicing, pasteurising and fermenting of apples to create wonderful, delicious drinks!

More details

To book please call 0121 414 3003 (option 4)



Congratulations to Northfield Ecocentre

Congratulations to Northfield Ecocentre for raising £10k to give Urban Harvest a kick start!


Northfield Ecocentre will be out picking every Tuesday and Thursday from 26th September until the end of October (ish) or whenever the fruit runs out.  If you’re interested, they will meet at the Ecocentre at 9.30am and aim to arrive back around 4pm.

Help pick for some or all of the day. They will arrange to get you to the sites but please bring a packed lunch if you are coming for the whole day.

Its a good idea to wear long sleeves and closed toe shoes as apples can be heavy and hurt if they land on you! They also have some hard hats for you to wear.

On Thursdays from 10th October Northfield Ecocentre will be picking in the evening until the light fades, meet at the Ecocentre at 5.30pm.

There will also be a family picking day on Saturday 19th October.

Northfield Ecocentre would also be interested in taking fruit at the centre. Please get in touch if you’d like to do this.

If you can help please contact Georgia on 0121 448 0119 or email

Community Food Festival, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

 15th September 2013 from 10-6.30 FREE ENTRY

A celebration of everything edible from the West Midlands (WM) including a horticultural show so you can show off your amazing fruit and veg, a community hub so you can touch base with the amazing projects from the area AND OF COURSE delicious food to buy and eat from WM producers.

The day is set to be a cracker, with so much to see and do it promises to entertain the whole family and fill them full of beautiful food!

Buy fresh produce, jams, chutney, honey and more from the West Midlands

Ready to eat and buy food to fill your bellies and imagination!

Urban Veg and many other community groups will be there to tell you what’s happening in Birmingham.

Come and show off your prized veggies (set up 8-1030)

Horticultural Show Entries and Information

If you would like to be part of the show as a producer, community group, food vendor and more visit the Birmingham Botanical pages for more information and registration

If you wish to have further information, please contact Chris Blythe