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Caring for Fruit Trees

Posted by Liz Wright on August 24, 2017

At Highbury Orchard, we run three programmes of activity that interlink - the Community Orchard, Woodland Play for families, and Stick Around, a well-being programme for adults. We're delighted to link up with Greggs and receive some much needed funding to run a set of workshops for our Community Orchard. These will be on caring for fruit trees. Our idea ... Continue reading »


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Brighton Permaculture Trust

Brighton Permaculture Trust promotes greener lifestyles and sustainable development through design. We run courses and events and apply permaculture principles to our projects.

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Silver Medal winners at Hampton Court Flower Show

Eight Months ago, we were contacted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), who are keen to encourage community groups to create a 3m x 3m vegetable or flower box garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show. Whilst I was thrilled with the prospect of being part of one of the best loved events in the UK, I thought this may be a stretch for our small community group. I decided to go for it - the fact that the application was free and the offer of a RHS grant of £250, helped me with this nerve racking decision!We decided that the centre piece should be a remake of our bug hotel, which sits proudly at our community allotment and is built from old wooden pallets and recycled materials. We would surround this centre piece with flowers and vegetables grown at our community allotment.Our volunteers have a range of skills and abilities and are very proud of the amazing space we have created at both our allotment project and the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. The bug hotel is a unique centre piece which represents the coming together of our different needs, interests and abilities. To prepare for the show, the volunteers got involved in sowing the seeds, potting on the plants and then participating in the actual building of the garden. The application also gave us 3 free tickets per day to attend the show, giving our volunteers who would never had a chance to attend and experience the showIt’s been a thrilling experience, the volunteers who have helped have been amazed, and so have I, by having this unique behind the scenes look at how The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show comes together in such a short space of time. Everyone is so friendly and happy to talk about their design and projects. It really feels like one big community trying to pull off a magical wonderland. The cherry on the top was getting a Silver medal. I highly recommend to other community groups, gardening societies etc. Give it a go!




Tread Well On Earth - A 2-day Introduction to Permaculture

9:30, Thursday 15th March

Hosted by: Michel Thill

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Creating A Positive Revolution 6 week Permaculture and ...

East | Essex | Southend

Due to popular Demand Sherry Fuller and Graham Burnett are repeating this highly successful 6 week ...



Tread Well On Earth - A 2-day Introduction ...

London | Lambeth | Streatham

Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and be ready to ...



Permaculture Design Course - Creating Resilient Communities - ...

London | Lambeth | Brixton

7 weekend between April 7th and July 8th 2018Various venues around South London Permaculture Design Course ...

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