In addition to the school projects, we have been organising community projects in public spaces in Sussex. These are one day events that involve watering, planting and tending of trees for people of all ages, working with the local authorities.
We are currently planting and maintaining young woodland trees at Adur Recreation Ground BN43 and Southwick Recreation ground in BN42. These include field maple, wild cherry, oak, silver birch and willow. They have a constant battle to survive against encroaching grass and weeds, lack of rain and pests, and need support to get established. We welcome volunteers to join us at once a month at these sites.
People love these events. They are an opportunity to connect with nature on a weekend with family whilst doing something positive to support their local environment, and often learn something new. There is definitely something special about planting your own tree in a public site and being able to look after it and watch it grow over the years.
On the less glamorous side of environment projects very often, especially in parks, there is some litter picking involved too, which gives the opportunity for younger volunteers to use our litter pickers.
If you would like to join these events please sign up to our volunteer mailing list below.