MAYDAY! Mayday

A time of new beginnings, trees full of blossom, the new season’s growth shoots forth. At a time when we have never heard starker warnings of impending ecological catastrophe it feels like Mayday in more than one way. Thanks to Arts Connection and all the great folk to Llanfyllin for coming together to create a…

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Making connections

Mycelium links every together, it is an ecosystems engineer Paul Stamets What does the word Mycorrhizae Mean? “Mycor” is the Latin word for ‘fungus’, and “rhizae” means “roots”. So, the term Mycorrhizae perfectly describes the mutually beneficial relationship between a plant and the specialized fungi that support its roots in healthy, undisturbed soil ecology. Both…

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Bishop John talks to our schools about climate change

Sector39 were delighted to host a visit earlier this year from the Bishop of Salford. Bishop John came with 2 colleagues to find out about the One School One Planet and how we might be able to help them develop their own aspirations to rise to the climate challenge. We shared some of the teaching…

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Humble Hedgerows and Landscape Connectivity

This winter we have planted over 400 native trees and shrubs at Cae Bodfach with local volunteers, MENCAP and Llanfyllin high school students in the form of shelter belts and hedgerows. Go Team! A mixed variety of native tree and shrubs including Hazel, Dog rose, Blackthorn and Elder were planted to fill in the gaps…

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OBTAIN A YIELD

We have been coppicing the willow hedge these past couple of weeks at Cae Bodfach. In permaculture we like to say “every element in a design must perform at least 3 functions.”  We have had multi functional uses and yields from the willow hedge that was planted in Cae Bodfach only three years ago. It…

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Thank You

 Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Alan Hughes of D.A.Hughes Forestry (www.dahughesforestry.co.uk) for kindly donating a huge bag of good quality wood chip to the community orchard. We have re-mulched the dome and herb garden pathway with it. And another BIG THANK YOU to Merve and Ann for the loan of their…

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