Volunteer Tree Planters Needed For National Tree Week!
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About the Event
We're branching out this year and planting thousands of trees as part of a 'Living Textbook' of Agroforestry at FarmED!
To kick-start the tree planting season, we're teaming up with local volunteers and tree experts, the Woodland Trust, and The Kitchen Garden People to plant a huge diversity of trees as part of National Tree Week (27th November - 5th December 2021).
We need lots of people to help us get the trees in the ground so if you'd like to get your hands dirty please book a place on this event and join us, whether its for half a day or the full week! We'll have plenty of cake and hot drinks to keep us going, and will also provide free lunch for volunteer tree planters. Plus its a great opportunity to learn about different agroforestry systems in practice (read below to find out more)!
Once you've booked a place we'll be in touch to confirm which day(s) you're available to volunteer.
About the Agroforestry Living Textbook at FarmED
With your help we're planting a mixture of apple, plum, damson, gage and other fruits within the market garden to diversify production, provide delicious fruit to FarmED and the members of the community supported agriculture scheme, and importantly to attract beneficial insects and other wildlife amongst the vegetables.
In collaboration with the Woodland Trust there will also be a mixture of woodland trees planted alongside our eight year arable rotation to provide our livestock with food (yes, cows and sheep like eat tree leaves!) and shelter from the wind and sun.
Want to know more about our agroforestry plans? Read Edd's blog here.