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The Regent's Place Community Fund is now open!

Posted by James A. Baker on May 30, 2018

This year Project Dirt have joined forces with Regent's Place to help coordinate the  Regent's Place Community Fund! The Regent's Place Community Fund is an exciting initiative led by a number of businesses based at Regent's Place in West Euston. Businesses contribute funding and come together to share insight, resources, expertise and opportunities to support smaller ... Continue reading »

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Restoration of the "Healing Garden" Newton Farm Ecology Park (Newton Park East)

We are working to restore the "Healing Garden" in the park. It was designed and put in place 20 years ago as a place the local people could come and heal by relaxing in natural surroundings. We started last winter by taking our a multitude of small ash trees and an even bigger multitude of brambles. Over the summer we rolled and cut back a large swathe of ivy and have replanted some species around a dilapidated bench (also the subject of a fundraising appeal for replacement). This autumn we have planted spring bulbs - native species only. But that's not enough. The design of the garden is modelled on a snake's coil. Inside the coil there is mounded earth with planting retained by a log fence. The fence posts have rotted in many places and fallen away. If they are not replaced soon the fundamental structure of the garden will collapse. That's why were are ecstatic  to have funding from The Greggs Foundation to replace the wall. Plans are being made now. It's a tricky job as originally the log fence was put in first and then the earth monded up inside the retaining wall. We have to somehow replace the wall without triggering collapse! Wish us luck.

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Get your Free Plant Kit!

We're holding two more events where you'll be able to collect a free plant kit to take home and provide a new foraging spot for those all important pollinators! As part of London Sustainability Exchange's Pollinator Paths project, we're distributing free plant kits on Saturday 28th July 10am to 1pm, and Wednesday 1st August 12:30 to 3:30pm. We'll provide everything you need - a planter, compost, seedlings, and a care guide - and help you assemble it before you take it home. Suitable for balconies, patios and gardens. All the plants are attractive to bees, moths and other pollinating insects, but will also bring colour and scent to your home! 

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Birds of Prey

10:00, Saturday 10th March

Hosted by: Maria Zuckschwert

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