12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


October 9, 2021

October at Applewood: Apple Harvest & Dinner Party Disaster Preparedness

Event Details

Join us for October at Applewood every Saturday to learn about how and why we care for the grounds, house, and collections at Applewood. Learn new skills you can use at home or in your community as we explore how caring for our yards and gardens or preserving our history are important forms of civic participation. Drop in anytime from noon to 3 p.m.

Apple Harvest: Applewood was named in part due to the apple trees growing on the land when C.S. Mott first purchased the property. October is a busy time for harvesting the fruit in the heritage orchard, which is home to approximately 70 trees and 20 varieties of apples. Join us for the harvest and learn about identifying ripe apples, apple picking safety, and the best uses for different varieties.

Dinner Party Disaster Preparedness: The Motts loved hosting dinner parties big and small, and we are coming up on the time of year when families and friends start gathering more often. While dinner parties are a great way to build community, they can be rough on our homes and furnishings. We’ll talk about ways you can treat stains, prevent damage to furniture and floors, and avoid other “dinner disasters.”

Please note: All October at Applewood sessions are outdoors. Some programs may be canceled or adjusted in case of poor weather. Face masks are recommended for participants over age 2.