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Hedges, Woods, Fairs, oh my!

Hedges, Woods, Fairs, oh my!

I’m 7 weeks into my time at Coleraine, and my goodness how the time has flown already! I can already see myself at the end of my year thinking, ‘Did I not just start last month?’ They say time flies … Continue reading

10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life, part 2

10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life, part 2

The second in a 10 part occasional series continuing with…   It’s much better exercise. So you get in your car and drive to the gym.  Let’s not quibble about the fact that the gym is but a 15 minute … Continue reading

Living on the Hedge!

Living on the Hedge!

Hello TCVers and fellow environmentalists! I am into my seventh week as a Natural Networks Trainee and loving it! I have had the opportunity to get involved in lots of practical outdoor work which is what I like to do … Continue reading

Food growing garden at Pitsmoor Scout Hut

Food growing garden at Pitsmoor Scout Hut

TCV are creating a food growing garden for use by the local community at Pitsmoor Scout Hut on Holtwood Road in Sheffield. We will be building raised beds, planting fruit trees and bushes, creating a bark chip path and clearing … Continue reading

Top 10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life

Top 10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life

 The first in a 10 part occasional series starting with…    It’s outdoors. Look around you.  Unless you’re walking around with one of those new smartypant phones that can programme your VCR* and control the lights in your house, in … Continue reading

Signs of spring

Signs of spring

I am pleased to be able to say that we are beginning to see the first signs of spring here in The National Forest, the birds are singing, daylight hours are increasing, the snowdrops are out and most importantly I … Continue reading