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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Natural Play – Observe and Interact

Today at Cae Bodfach there has been a bit of a buzz about building a willow archway to mark the riverside entrance to the orchard. As there has been quite a lot of interest and enthusiasm to learn this fun and useful skill, and with such positive feedback about the lovely willow dome (that was…

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