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10 July 2018
Raised beds at Westley School

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 […]

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20 June 2018
Insect Hotel - The Crown at Hartest

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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16 June 2018
Prisoners contribute to school fair

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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31 May 2018
Greener Growth CIC – helping people create food producing gardens

Greener Growth CIC – Helping People Create Food-Producing Gardens We were recently featured on the HMRC community internet 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 developed to […]

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4 May 2018
Greener Growth Presents at the International Union For The Conservation of Nature

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 Common […]

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1 May 2018
Community unites to plant memorial orchard

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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27 April 2018
Howard Estate Memorial Orchard April 2018

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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10 July 2017
Press Release: Greener Growth at The Tickell Arms

Press Release: Greener Growth at The Tickell Arms Cambridgeshire pub and restaurant, The Tickell Arms in Whittlesford, has become the very first corporate client of Community Interest Company, Greener Growth. The project centres around making the most of the pub’s beer garden, walled rose garden and pond, all whilst promoting staff well-being. Greener Growth’s aim […]

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18 January 2017
Advice for a greener garden

Advice for a greener garden Having a day in the garden is one thing, but growing spaces need regular nurturing. It all depends on what you plant, of course! We work with disadvantaged communities to help them establish green areas where they can conserve nature, grow food and protect wildlife. There’s a lot of groundwork […]

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14 January 2017
So what is permaculture?

So what is permaculture? You’ll see this word appearing around our website and you’ll often hear us talking about it: permaculture. But what is it exactly and why is it so important to us? According to the dictionary definition permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. But it's much […]

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