Everything is Connected..

A very interesting day at the river with Dewi Morris, Emyr Jones and the Llanfyllin High School Sixth Form.  Today we learnt how to make ‘soft river revetments’ using bundles of brash, galvanized wire and sweet chestnut stakes. This low tech, low cost solution to improving degraded and eroding river banks has multiple benefits including…

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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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Creating Connections

Wow what a busy and energetic day! Thanks so much to the volunteers this week for a cracking job! Thanks to Alex for the superb mown pathways which provide clear access into and around the orchard, these connect with existing paths to create a more cohesive park space and allow for a meandering walk through…

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Cae Bodfach Tuesday sessions

We are down at Cau Bodfach every Tuesday for a couple of hours from 11am – 2pm where we are maintaining the community orchard and making plans for future developments. We are hoping to work with the local school on a new willow project at Cae Bofach which demonstrates an interesting way that farmers can…

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