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  • It’s a beautiful day in the Healing Garden

    It was absolutely beautiful at Newton Farm Ecology Park (Newton Park East) this weekend. Recent rain and then warm weather has meant that everything is growing at the speed of light. Volunteers paused to trim the side paths of quick growing bramble and nettles so that park visitors can use Read more [...]

  • Hannah More visits Burges Salmon

    A group of us were delighted to be invited to visit local business Burges Salmon this week. They had information from Avon Wildlife Trust and Bristol Beekeepers as part of their Green Week. We enjoyed making some candles, tasting some honey and finding out more about local wildlife.

  • How to join the Greener with Greggs cluster

    The Greggs Foundation is a grant-making trust, distributing over ‘3 million per year to charitable organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. This cluster brings together all the Greener with Greggs awardees of the Greggs Environmental Fund. As part of the award, Greggs Foundation invites all awardees to join this online Read more [...]

  • Plogging: the eco-friendly workout

    I recently took up jogging, and after 25 years of little to no exercise, I have to say it’s been a bit of an uphill battle. Aside from my low fitness level, what I struggle with the most is the seeming pointlessness of running laps around my area. I’m not Read more [...]

  • Hi from your Community Support Officer

    Hi, Dirters! I’m your new Community Support Officer and the face behind the Contact Us form. I’ll be the one responsible for responding to any questions, queries, issues, requests to do with anything and everything (about PD, that is; I haven’t figured out the meaning of life yet).  I’m based Read more [...]

  • Round the bend

    Hi All,  This week saw team members negotiate our way around the high central bend in the fence. The bend has made it more difficult to extract posts as there is not sufficient room for leverage using our various crowbars. Undaunted, volunteers attacked the task and the entire bend area Read more [...]

  • Regent’s Place Community Fund

    Welcome to the Regent’s Place Community Fund cluster page. Here you’ll find the latest updates and activity from the fantastic local projects we’re supporting as part of the Regent’s Place Community Fund. The page has been set up to champion the existing community activity happening and inspire more in the Regent’s Read more [...]

  • Most popular renewable energies by country

    Due to the environmental strains caused by the overuse of fossil fuels, sourcing renewable energy has become a serious pursuit for many countries around the world. There are four main types of renewable energies: biomass (harnessing the energy stored by photosynthesis in plants), hydropower (using the flow of water to Read more [...]

  • TARGET REACHED

    ICARE Day Centre Trust Ltd. is delighted to announce that, with the generosity of Walnuts Community Fund and Project Dirt, the target to refurbish the kitchen facilities has been reached. We are now in the process of finalising the plans and confirming a start date for the works to commence. Read more [...]

  • Sat 19th May – coach trip to Minsmere

    On receipt of last week’s email to London Dirters, I realised I’d put the wrong date on the Hampstead Heath Evening Stroll with Marylebone Birdwatching Society. It was actually Friday of the previous week but I couldn’t sign in to edit the post. I did try alerting Project Dirt and Read more [...]

  • Sign up for Wellcome Community Action 2018

    Take a look at the 15 projects in the menu below, titled ” Wellcome Community Action 2018 – General volunteer project menu“, to see which would would like to participate in.  To book your chosen place: Select the appropriate Eventbrite ticket link beneath each project description. Once on the project Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 19. Water Explorer.

    (Text taken from Water Explorer website) Water Explorer encourages students aged 8-14 from 11 countries to take bold and powerful action to save our precious water through fun, interactive water saving Missions. Take a look at our infographic to see its fantastic results Hear what teachers who have got involved with Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 18. Healthy Schools London

    (text taken from Healthy Schools London) We all want to help London’s children stay healthy and happy as they grow up. In this context, what happens at school every day is really important. Schools can help children lead a healthy lifestyle directly ‘ to make healthy food choices at lunchtime, to Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 17. The Playtime Revolution

    (This text is taken from The Playtime Revolution page on the Learning Through Landscapes website) Playtime Revolution is our free training resource for schools who want to improve their pupils experiences in the school playground. You can organise a series of your own twilight events, or a full in-service training day, Read more [...]

  • 200 Posts in – Hurrah

    This weekend we made it to 200 posts in place. That is over 1/4 of the fencing project completed! And it is getting easier too as we learn the hard way the most efficient method of removal of posts. Getting the new ones in is never a problem….getting them out Read more [...]

  • What about the plastic?

    The New Brighteners have now been beach cleaning, as a group, since August 2013, and it has been another busy year. In 2017 we: Got involved in lots of litter related events: A big Bidston litter pick, and one with the Marine Conservation Society. Other picks took place in January, Read more [...]

  • Hedgehog Awareness week community litter pick

    A fantastic day with over 20 citizens of our local community and organisations helping out. We picked up lots of litter and also helped spread awareness of our local hedge help organisation. Representatives of our project partners attended and helped out, their continued help is most appreciated. Denbighshire Countryside Service,  Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 16. Green Tree School Award

    (Text taken from Woodland Trust website) Our Green Tree Schools Award is free, fun and has fantastic activities to help your school celebrate woods and trees. We reward schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. Our award is a fantastic way to enhance your school’s green credentials while Read more [...]

  • Three key questions about ocean pollution

    Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, with this great natural wonder essential to sustaining life on our planet. Unfortunately, our oceans are not always treated with the respect they deserve, thanks to pollution. Ocean pollution is a huge issue, and one that continues to grow, with over 1.4 billion Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 15. TfL STARS

    (Taken from TfL STARS website) STARS supports pupils’ wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality. Why STARS? The average journey to school is less than one kilometre, that’s around a 10-minute walk. However, many of these journeys are made by car leading Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 15. TfL STARS

    (Taken from TfL STARS website) STARS supports pupils’ wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality. Why STARS? The average journey to school is less than one kilometre, that’s around a 10-minute walk. However, many of these journeys are made by car leading Read more [...]

  • Be The Change Scotland … and we’re off!

    The Scottish tour has begun!  We started in style with the 240 pupils of Rowan Tree Primary School learning the facts, stats and importance of protecting the places they love.  After break the pupils of P4 & P6 worked with us to investigate whether litter and plastic pollution is a Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 14. Eco-Schools

    (Text taken from Eco-Schools website) Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme in the world. For more than 20 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the same simple seven-step process that Read more [...]

  • Thank-you Greggs !

    And in April we were delighted to received this award from the Greggs Foundation. Now we can really start the planting up of the entrance ! Many thanks Greggs – much appreciate the support

  • A lot of postcrete for a little problem

    Well the weather looked great and although it was a Bank Holiday weekend we were still expecting volunteers Saturday. So Friday night Steve and myself transported 40 fence posts to the Healing Garden in preparation and what did we find? Someone or someones more likely had not so kindly removed Read more [...]

  • Working morning

    After having to postpone a few mornings due to torrential rain and snow, we finally held our third volunteer morning.  After bailing out the flood water we started to lay the edging of the sensory pathway, we have already planned our next morning and hopefully the weather will be kind Read more [...]

  • Spring….

    Visible progress finally flowering as part of our Greener with Greggs Route Crop corridor.  Next job – bedding, sunflowers, bees and branding. 

  • Opportunity 13. Refugee Week (18-24 week)

    (Text taken from Refugee Week website).  Refugeee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 12. Arcola Theatre

    (text taken from Arcola Theatre website) Workshops and productions to challenge and inspire. Arcola Theatre offers a wide range of opportunities for students to learn in a creative environment. Whether you’re looking for workshops, tours, performances or bespoke projects, we have a team of expert practitioners able to deliver work in Read more [...]

  • Wildlife watching us

    Peter, & Steve from Artisans Collective a Community Hub at the Old Library Prestatyn and Tim & Steven from HGC Dinbych Arfordirol ac Abergele / NWP Denbighshire Coastal and Abergele had a feeling they were being watched today. And they were 🙂 Steve later illustrated our observer as part of Read more [...]

  • Wildlife watching us

    Peter, & Steve from Artisans Collective a Community Hub at the Old Library Prestatyn and Tim & Steven from HGC Dinbych Arfordirol ac Abergele / NWP Denbighshire Coastal and Abergele had a feeling they were being watched today.  And they were 🙂 Steve later illustrated our observer as part of Read more [...]

  • Waiting for winter

    So now we’ve got the money from The Greggs Foundation, thank you Greggs, we’ve got to wait till the end of Summer before we can order the trees.  We have our plot all ready for the trees but we can’t put them in yet.  Over the winter we’ll plant up Read more [...]

  • Garden Cake Bake Sale

    Really looking forward to our Cake Bake Sale on 9th June!  It’ll be lovely to see how creative some of our supporters are. Of course it’s also National Geordie Day and the Blaydon Races.  Perhaps they will inspire our bakers too.

  • Restart/Sewstart returns on Sunday 13th

    TTT’s next fixing and mending workshop is on 13th May.  Restart and Sewstart return for a fiesta of fixing, whether it’s electrical or electronic items that you don’t want to throw away or a sewing machine that is broken or you’re not sure how to use, we can help!  Or Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 11. Make your mark

    (Text taken from the UK Youth Parliament website – this project is open to all young people aged 11-18 in the UK) Make Your Mark gives a unique opportunity for young people aged 11-18 the chance to decide what Members of Youth Parliament debate in November 2018 within theHouse of Read more [...]

  • Opportunity 9. The Garden Classroom

    (Text taken from The Garden Classroom site) TGC is a charity and non-profit organisation. We provide urban children and adults with transformative outdoor experiences devised to encourage active lifestyles, promote self-discovery, inspire growth and stimulate respect for nature. Find out more at The Garden Classroom

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