An apple a (Sun)day

The Go Greener team prepare for Sunday.
The Go Greener team prepare for Sunday.

THE doctor orders that an apple a day is good for you, they say.

This Sunday that adage will be put to the test as feastRen comes to a close with the Go Greener Apple Day.

The finale of the East Renfrewshire food festival has been organised by climate change group Go Greener and aims to promote awareness of local food production and reducing food waste.

Co-founder of Go Greener Savio D’Souza told The Extra: “Apple Day is a fun way of raising the awareness of simple and practical ways that small changes can make a big a difference to your pocket and tackle climate change.

“This year is the first apple day since the completion of the Community Orchard with the support of Wholefoods and ERC.

“It demonstrates what can be achieved when different sectors work together.

“We are enormously grateful to The Extra for highlighting the progress of the first Community Orchard in East Renfrewshire.

“There is always work to do on the orchard and we are always looking for volunteers to help.

“A bonus this year is that we have the additional feature of Bike Station Glasgow who will be offering free bike training and free bike checks to promote cycle usage and encourage more sustainable transport”.

Councillor Vincent Waters, convenor of the environment, said: “ERC welcomes the work of Go Greener across East Renfrewshire, highlighting the importance of a greener lifestyle in tackling climate change.

“It is something that will be more important in the future — the more opportunities we have to know more now, the better.

“We wish them every success for the Apple Day”.

Go Greener’s Apple Day is this Sunday from noon until 4pm at the Pavilion in Rouken Glen park besides Rouken Glen Road.

For more information, call Savio on 07968 349 116.