Lessons in Apple Farming
by Pam Penrose,
Member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves
Johnny Appleseed, aka Dale Penrose, and Farmer Steve, aka Steve Cunningham, both parishioners at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, visited with the kids enrolled in Emmanuel's Preschool on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
"Johnny" related his story and then provided each student with a freshly squeezed glass of apple cider utilizing a homemade cider press that he fashioned.
"Farmer Steve" allowed each student to sit on and get their picture taken on a 1949 Ford tractor that he restored himself. Each student also got to take home an apple.
Emmanuel is home to an apple orchard planted in the triangular piece of land between Lockwood and Big Bend avenues. Still in its infant stages, it is the hope that the orchard will produce lots and lots of apples to share with all in the area.
Johnny Appleseed visits Emmanuel Preschool, October 13, 2021