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Working to make housing developments places where wildlife can live too (Photo above: Craig Lee and Paul Hebditch from Greener Growth check on a wild flower area at Riduna Park business park in Melton Picture: Ross Bentley) Ross Bentley | East Anglian Times   An event held in Suffolk this week sought to encourage house builders …

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Business leaders in construction and land development have been urged to embrace their important role in conservation across Suffolk. Landowners, council representatives and housing businesses were among those who attended a special event at Riduna Park, in Melton, to hear a rallying call from CIC Greener Growth.

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Maintenance Day At Howards Estate A few snaps from last May of Muddy Jo and Filthy Fi — Oops! Flowery Fi — taking care of the trees at Howards Estate Memorial Orchard.

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So this is the week, when we are all voting for our local councillors – those of us that feel so inclined – you might think we would have little to do with politics being an education, conservation and therapeutic horticulture organisation. However, over the last five years we have had an increasing involvement with our local councillors, particularly those in and around Bury St Edmunds.

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Wrongs Covert – Building the Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden A big thank you to volunteers Bryn, Huw, Robin, Matt and Jo for making such a difference to the work carried out at Wrongs Covert Woodland Restoration Project on Saturday, Jan. 31st. Last time we were here a variety of orchard trees were planted and …

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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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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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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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