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Article: How Permaculture Impacts Lives In Prisons The new winter issue of Permaculture International Magazine has Jo Metcalfe and Greener Growth in a three page feature article. Whoo-hoo! But you’ll have to subscribe to read it!

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HMP Highpoint Gardens Blooming A little glimpse into our gardens at HMP Highpoint Prison at Stradishall, near Haverhill, Suffolk.  They looked so stunning when we were there last week! The chair was made by one of the guys  and Willow Geoff. Very comfortable. Great work! Jo sitting in Geoff’s willow chair

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Our new columnist at Bury Free Press – Mark Humpries! Please share! Columnist: My voyage . . . from prison to columnist says Mark Humphries Bury Free Press I am delighted to be asked to write this column for Greener Growth. As regular readers will know Greener Growth are involved in some amazing projects around …

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Muddy Jo and the quest to save the world! By Steve Russell | East Anglian Times We all know that being outside, growing fresh fruit and veg and helping nature, is better than being stuck inside, breathing re-circulated air and eating processed food. ‘Greener Growth’ is striving to change the balance − and winning. I …

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Nature project in full flow By Laura Nolan | Bury Free Press Photo: Cllr Paul Hopfensperger with Paul Hebditch, Project Manager of Greener Growth, and Sam Hardy, Director of Greener Growth along with a couple of local children. PICTURE: Mecha Morton. New features are being added to a woodland project on Bury St Edmunds’ Howard …

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Tollgate Primary School This won’t make the front pages, simply because Good News doesn’t sell many newspapers. . . However, at Greener Growth we like to try and provide some balance in life, as we do in nature! Just after completing the final touches for the Oaks Road Memorial Orchard, and before we start work …

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Gusto Goes Even Greener We’ve been working with Gusto Pronto to create wildlife areas at The Cadogan and The Crown. See more about how they are going greener over on their blog. Sam gave an update on our work at Gthe Cadogan Arms in our latest video showing the woodland walk. We’ve been installing insect …

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Raised Beds at Westley School Our founder director Joannah Metcalfe has always employed the values and systems of permaculture. Whilst this latest set of raised beds do look rather outstanding, and have great value for education, biodiversity as well as being food producing. . . they are also designed with permaculture principles in mind. Principle …

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Insect Hotel – The Crown at Hartest Today we set about creating a bespoke Insect Hotel for The Crown at Hartest, in the heart of Suffolk. Using half pallets with a low pitched roof, the aim is to attract a variety of bugs and beasties. We start with a strong, stable framework that’s no more than …

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Prisoners contribute to school fair Bury Free Press Greener Growth, community group organised a garden fair at Howard Primary School with plants grown by prisoners from Highpoint Prison. The garden fair was organised to raise money to create a shaded area for the early years outdoor space at the school. Jo Metcalfe, founder of Greener …

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