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#GreenerwithGreggs

Posted by Justine Massingham on January 13, 2017

2016 was an incredibly successful year for the Greggs Foundation in which we were able to support over 280 fantastic environmental projects through our Environmental Grants Programme.  We were also excited to support the launch of the Rivers Trust Community Challenge Fund in England, the Rivers and Lochs in the Classroom Programme in Scotland and the building of capacity in ... Continue reading »

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A network of community projects supported by the Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant based throughout the UK

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Hashtag: #GreenerwithGreggs

Projects

Pennington Community Allotment & Orchard

The core members of our allotmenteers are drawn from a Transition group, but we have been joined by many others with no affiliation to any group! Transition Lymington is part of the larger New Forest Transition  hub. We are a grass roots association of people of different ages and backgrounds who all share a common desire to do something practical in the face of overwhelming challenges such as climate change, over-dependency on dwindling oil supplies and living in a society in which the idea of community has got a bit lost. In a variety of ways we are working towards a more sustainable SO41 and aim to demonstrate how a greater emphasis on local food, energy, goods and services will reduce our environmental impact and save money.We meet once a month in the Thomas Tripp pub and put on events or get involved in projects throughout the year. One such project stemmed from the award of a Grow Wild grant in 2015. Calling ourselves 'LymWild', this enabled us to sow superb wildflower meadows in Lymington, nearby Barton-on-Sea and in New Forest schools. Our funding lasted but one year but buoyed up by the success of 'Abundance' and the wildflower meadows we wanted to continue with gardening projects. In December 2015 we found a completely abandoned allotment; more a field of couch grass and bindweed than a growing area. This was to become our community allotment and orchard project. With a collective shortage of time we decided to make half the allotment area into a small apple orchard so our community allotment became the Pennington Community Allotment and Orchard Project. Our next problem was a complete lack of funding. We could do a certain amount ourselves but did need money for apple trees, for equipment to clear the ground, for a shed, gardening tools ....  And that was just the start.Enter Greggs!  We could not have been more delighted to hear that our application for a Greggs community grant had been successful. And for a group that has actively campaigned for the abolition of plastic bags this was even better news!

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FORWARD ASSIST VETERANS TIDY UP RAISED BEDS AT THE JOHN WILLIE SAMS CENTRE IN DUDLEY NORTH TYNESIDE

Forward Assist helped out the other community groups at there base The John Willie Sams Centre in Dudley North Tyneside by clearing the raised beds at the back of the centre.The beds had previously been harvested of some of there produce, but the veterans cleared and harvested what was left. this consisted of; Fennel, Potatoes, French Beans and sweetcorn. The weather was appalling but brews, banter and hard work make the day enjoyable.

Events

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Wildflower Meadow Prep

10:00, Thursday 19th January

Hosted by: molly gadenz

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Tue

24
Jan

Jesmond Dene volunteer task

North East

Tyne Rivers Trust will be joining Newcastle Council Volunteer Rangers on their task day in Jesmond ...

Tue

24
Jan

Litterpick

North East | Tyne & Wear | Newcastle

We will be spending some time in the lovely Jesmond Dene doing a litter pick and ...

Sat

28
Jan

Discover the birds of our waters

South West | Somerset | Yeovil

Come and join us at Yeovil Country Park to watch and learn about the birds that ...

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