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Orchard Planting at Tollgate Primary School With the help of the Lottery funded Orchards East project which has given us 36 wonderful heritage fruit trees we were able to get to work at Tollgate Primary School in December. Our second project at Tollgate Primary, the children thoroughly enjoyed planting the trees and worked very hard …

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Fedging At The Crown, Hartest Another rainy morning…This time doing some fine fedging at The Crown, with Fiesty Fi fielding the practiced tutelage of Willow Geoff. As you can see, Sam is hole-poker and Craig is on hand with the willow.  

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Photo: Bury Free Press Howard Memorial Orchard – Phase 2 On a very rainy 1st of December last Saturday, the Greener Growth team  and community members gathered at the Howard Estate Memorial Orchard, in Bury St. Edmunds, for phase 2. Suffolk County Councillor Paul Hopfensperger and community leader Ernie Broom attended once again to lend …

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Horringer Court Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden A great day was had at Horringer Court implementing the next phase of their Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden funded by Suffolk County Councillor Richard Rout. Sam, Fi, Craig, Paul and Jono set about filling the planters with a rich, steamy compost (check out that wheel-barrow below…OOOO-arrrrrr) followed …

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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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