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Apologies Team 157 and Ifor

Apologies we didn’t open the gate for you today and you had a wasted journey. Extra cake rations tomorrow- honest

Posted in April 2013 | Leave a comment

Mound making on a Monday

The wonderful Sam Holt joined us at Coed Panteg to lead the training on creating Growing Mounds or Hugel Beds or….. Coed Panteg is blessed with an abundance of partially decayed timber, brash, rich soil and a large quantity of … Continue reading

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Friday in the National Botanic garden

Thursday in the woods and most of us were feeling the strain of four days hard work. Amazing amount achieved. These people are champions! Wood, brash and compost all ready for Sam Holt’s course on Monday. Can’t wait. Went for … Continue reading

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It must be Wednesday

Wednesday was a good day- lots of laughs and lots done. The two compost pens at the bottom of the hill complete and ready for use. Temporarily occupied by the team. New path dug up the hill and wood chip … Continue reading

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Rainy day in the Woods

Team 157 battled on in poor weather to complete the bridge over the stream and to create two large 6ft compost storage bins. The bridge has stone piers and a load of stony gravel anchoring it in place. Should be … Continue reading

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Prince’s Trust get going

Prince’s  Trust landed in the woodland today and they are fantastic. Got right on with the work and achieved loads. Two jobs for the day. Putting in an old fiberglass pond at the top of the orchard as a habitat … Continue reading

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Welcome to team 157 from The Prince’s Trust and a plug for George Monbiot’s new book

Good news Ifor Griffiths from Prince’s Trust had confirmed that we have a party of young people working with us in July. A 15-week programme to improve levels of confidence and give young people involved new skills” A packed agenda … Continue reading

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Growing in a changing Climate and other things

Orchids and bluebells in the woods, snapped before we went a learning ; Went on an interesting day’s training called Growing in a changing climate organised by Emma Williams of Tyfu Pobl (Growing people) and The Federation of City farms … Continue reading

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News on Ash die back disease – Chalara in Ferryside

Just got off the phone after speaking to an officer of Natural Resources Wales Plant health team  http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/our-work/about-us/?lang=en#.UZyPcOAob9I   The team recently put in 13 days work looking at the ash trees around Ferryside, they identified numerous examples of Ash … Continue reading

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Ash dieback in Ferryside and other goings on

Ferryside hit the headlines (well not quite). Natural Resources ( http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/?lang=en ) the new Welsh environment agency identified some cases of ash dieback disease in planted and wild trees on an undisclosed site near Ferryside. Martin posted a link to the … Continue reading

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