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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 …

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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. …

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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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Greener Growth CIC – helping people create food producing gardens   We were recently featured on the HMRC community interest companies blog! How it all began Watching People Grow as they Grow their own gardens Having been a therapist for around 25 years I wanted to find a way of delivering the methods I had …

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Greener Growth Presents at the International Union For The Conservation of Nature (IUCN)   On Wednesday May 2nd, Jo Metcalfe, Founder and Director of Greener Growth gave a presentation at the IUCN’s National Committee hosted by the Margaret Pyke Trust and their supporter Stephenson Harwood. The conference was titled “Nature and Human Well-Being – Scoring …

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Community unites to plant memorial orchard Bury Free Press Residents of the Howard Estate, in Bury St Edmunds, came together last week for the planting of 40 fruit trees in the Howard Memorial Orchard. The project, which saw families adopt a tree in memory of a loved one, was led by community interest company Greener …

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Memorial Orchard Project to set down roots A brand new orchard for one lucky community was planted last week on 19th and 21st April on the Howard Estate in Bury St Edmunds. Greener Growth are no strangers to working with community groups to create beautiful shared green space where there was once none. We are delighted to …

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Going back to basics with prisoners We created courses for our beneficiaries as many of them haven’t had the opportunity to cook fresh food, let alone learn how to budget before. An essential part of our work with prisons is to support new food-growing projects, but it’s also important to teach the prisoners how to …

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