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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Spring into action

The first buds of spring are bursting open and it was a pleasure to be down at Cae Bodfach this morning to see the first signs of a new season all around. Jack and I had gone into Llanfyllin to visit the high school to interview the school’s ‘eco-group’ members. Conscious kids who are leading…

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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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Willow production

This versatile, fast growing plant loves wet conditions, full sunlight and fertile soil. Its tough and can survive in thinner soils and drier places but it thrives along river banks and is adapted to to such environments. Although very supple and bendy willow is also brittle, so in a flood branches break off sparing the…

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