Monday, 23 October 2006

Grow a tree

Now's the time of year to collect tree seeds. Children from Elmsett school have collected seeds for Buckle's Wood. Whether or not Elmsett children go to the local school, they can still grow trees at home - the BBC provides some simple instructions. However, please don't grow conkers (chestnut seeds) as they're not suitable for our project. Instead, please try ash, oak, hornbeam, hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn, or elder. The more trees we grow ourselves, the fewer we have to buy.

Sunday, 22 October 2006

The Green Light Trust

The Green Light Trust's new, deeply green and environmentally friendly headquarters has received an award from R.I.B.A.
Read all about it at The Green Light Trust website.

"Like a medieval landscape"

Maybe this is the sort of thing Sue meant?

Part of 'Haymaking', by Pieter Bruegel, 16th century.

Well done everyone!

On a lovely warm Saturday morning, starting at 10.00 o'clock, about 60 adults and children raked, wheelbarrowed and heaped the hay into big piles. We were sustained by delicious refreshments, supplied by Blanche, Jackie, Diane, Lorna and Alison and were finished by early afternoon.

The youngsters deserve a special mention, as most of them were under 12 years old. They all worked willingly and with enthusiasm (with a little bit of mischief making at the end!!). We left with the piles of hay intact and the field looking strangly like a medieval landscape.

We are now ready to plant our next lot of 830 trees and shrubs on November 18th. Let's hope the weather will be kind again.

Monday, 16 October 2006

One man went to mow.

We need to prepare the field for our next tree planting session in November, so Russell Goodchild mowed the grass on Monday 9th October, watched by excited members of the playgroup.

He did a good job, but what a lot of hay to rake into heaps on the 14th October! This is just a small part of the field.