Start saving your washed out plastic milk bottles and bring them along with your apples, picked and windfalls to Ruabon Food Fest on the 27th September and turn them into juice. Growing Ruabon volunteers will be there with all the equipment need to help you prepare, press and bottle them for you to take home.
Get some fresh air, let off some steam and enjoy Cemetery Wood. Come and join in on Sunday 25th May when we will be mowing around the new trees and mulching them with wood chip. There will be something that everyone can do. Bring a picnic and chill for a while. Ring Jo 01978 821869 for more details.
With the Woodland Trust trees (420) now all planted our attention has shifted to mulching the ground around them to suppress weed growth and retain moisture in the soil. Hopefully with less competition for nutrients and water this will allow them to get established and make strong growth.
Mr Gary Billington has very kindly given us some wood chip and yesterday delivered a big pile of it to the top of the field where we have made a small start.
This spring with no grazers in the field it is a riot of colour, firstly with a carpet of dandelions and now another yellow carpet of buttercups providing a veritable feast for wildlife. Purple clover and white daisy flowers are coming out and we are hoping that we are able to record all this diversity and would love your help – email or ring Jo 01978 821869
A BIG thank you to all the volunteers that have been helping plant a new community wood in Ruabon. Can you help with the next session? Contact us. We have lots more trees to plant!