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People’s Community Garden

Barrow load of small hedgerow trees

Barrow load of small hedgerow trees

Planting hedgerow fruiting trees at the People's Community Garden
Planting hedgerow fruiting trees at the People’s Community Garden in November

These trees were supplied by the Woodland Trust and the PCG hopes to help their new bee colony with supporting plant species. Several hundred small trees, including blackthorn and buckthorn, were planted at the end of November by volunteers and staff.

Chantry Park Coffee Morning

This Wednesday (12th) is the coffee morning at Chantry Park walled garden by and on behalf of the People’s Community Garden. All welcome from 11 til 2pm – here are fuller details:

Chantry Walled Garden
Christmas Coffee Morning

Please come and support our fantastic growing project at
Chantry Walled Garden
Chantry Park
Hadleigh Rd Entrance, Ipswich

Access to the walled garden is via the park, through the rose garden – Please follow the cake trail …
Please DO NOT enter via Ipswich Borough Council yard
(which is marked ‘no public access’). Please note the event is NOT wheelchair accessible owing to building works
 
Wednesday 12th December
11am until 2pm
 
Refreshments Homemade Cakes
Plants and Christmas decorations for sale
For more details please contact
Susannnah or Cynthia on
01473 261112
info@activlives.org.uk

Orchard Barn

Orchard Barn has new courses and ventures in the pipeline. See http://www.orchardbarn.org.uk/index.htm for full details or check out the news item on the Transition Ipswich Yahoo Group. They raised over £1000 a their recent barn dance and auction of promises. They are always looking for volunteers and helpers at their project to restore the old barn and orchard.

Community Orchards

For anyone interested in developing more community orchards, Suffolk Acre has now put together a handy guide for obtaining funding:Orchard Funding Fact Sheet.


Local Wildlife

The latest edition of Local WildLife News, produced by Greenways, is now available from the Green Living Centre. You can download it as a pdf.

About Rona

I'm interested in orchards and in improving cycling facilities so that more people feel safe to cycle more of the time. I would also like to help exchange skills for green living. I helped start and continue to help run a community orchard on one of the allotments in south Ipswich. I also run a website on green living - www.greenfootsteps.com. This is a worldwide website and anyone with a skill to share or an insight into green living methods and ideas is welcome to submit articles.
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