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Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Nancy Sampson Apr 14. 1 Reply

Good Evening All.We have been refused a local allotment is Wells (Wookey Hole).We are keen to find a plot somewhere that we can use to grow food etc. Happy for it to be a share etc.Can anyone help…Continue

Connect with your community

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Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

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Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

Join our volunteers!

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We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

I've come across this offer from the Woodland Trust which may be of interest to community groups (but you need to be quick - closing date for applications is 13th September):

Every autumn our tree packs are available for community groups to receive. These packs are free but you must hold a public planting event as we want to see as much community engagement as possible. You must have landowner’s permission to plant trees and plans in place for maintenance. They come in three sizes: small (30 trees), medium (105 trees, suitable as hedge or copse) and large (420 trees, ideal for approx one acre).

The small packs come with a choice of two themes:

  • Hedge – hawthorn, hazel, holly, dogwood, dog rose
  • Copse – silver birch, cherry, rowan

The medium and large come with a choice of five themes for you to choose from:

  • Year-Round Colour (flowers, berries, stems and leaves) – hawthorn, hazel, birch, rowan, cherry, dogwood
  • Future Firewood (keep the log fires burning) – birch, cherry, oak, rowan
  • Wild Harvest (tasty treats to eat) – hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, elder, dog rose
  • Wildlife (provide new homes for native wildlife) – blackthorn, hawthorn, hazel, birch, rowan, oak
  • Wetland (designed for wet areas, to reduce flooding) – downy birch, goat willow, osier, rowan, hawthorn and hazel

For more information about the community tree packs click here.

Neil Ingram
Woodland Creation Project Officer

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