2016 and we have apples
what a good year for apples
our own garden has delivered us more than plenty of apples
we have donated our apples and apple juice to
our favourite annual camp school in India
In 2009 Akela's founder Pekka got an idea to get dearly needed funds for the local Porvoo Steiner / Waldorf school. There are plenty of apples in autumn which are not used. The apples make great juice. Juice can be sold. This means money for the school.
We'll be Apples!
In a shortest time Akela managed to get plenty of donations, starting from apples to bottles to corks to bottling to boxes to advertising in local newspapers etc. We got all the supplies as donations, some as far as from Lappland. With a bunch of willing volunteers from the school we picked over 2000 kg of apples and bottled some 3300 bottles at local apple press, Sibbo Musteri.
We sold the bottles at 75 € per box of 30 bottles each. The Fredrika school fundraising for 2009-2010 schoolyear got a flying start!
We did it again in 2010!
And again in 2012, 2013 and 2014!
Come September and Pekka gets into apples again. We kickstarted the annual apple harvesting, bottling and fundraising project for the local Fredrika school.
Akela again searched and helped to pick the apples,arranged the bottles, transport, the bottling and pasteurizing, packing in boxes. 2010 we used up all the donated bottles. 2011 we rested... And 2012 we picked some 1430kg of apples and made 1862 bottles of natures own darling juice. Same again in the following years.
We’ll be apples. (Australian for something that you say in order to tell someone that they do not need to worry and that everything will happen as it should).
Now the school fundraising has a prime example. Akela's founder Pekka is the driving force, Akela provides logistic support and overall management. We all pitch in with apple picking, bottling, and have some creative minds in the school to make the juice bottle an enticing buy, a new brand for eco-educationally conscious people.
In case you wish to taste the natural 100% apple juice, you better hurry. Everybody who tasted the juice last year has ordered again. The bottles keep for more than a year in normal room temperature.
Thank you for all and everybody!