Show gardens are go with NCS Challenge!

The enterprising team from NCS Challenge raise much needed funds for the Forest of Hearts and create two show gardens on the site at Stratford upon Avon. Here they are in fancy dress in Leamington Spa spreading the word about the new Forest Garden. The inspiring message which prompts many local residents to show their support is that the garden will be completely accessible and open to all.

The onion shed is clear and the path to the pond appears

Thanks to the lovely enthusiastic team of volunteers from the Forest of Hearts, the onion shed at Anne Hathaway's Cottage is now clean and tidy and ready for the Harvest Share. Well done to Jack, Annette, Ann, Lynne and Emily for all your hard work. Harvest Share begins in two weeks and will collect and distribute around a tonne of fruit which would otherwise go to waste in the orchard at the childhood home of Shakespeare's wife.

Also thanks to Yvonne, Katrin, Carol and Mark who joined the team back at the Stratford upon Avon Forest Garden to prepare lengths of material which will serve as mulch to keep down the weeds. The recycled banner material is also used to mar out a path to the pond site. The pond will be dug before the end of the year at the same time as the trench is dug to provide water to the site. Thanks again to all concerned with supporting the creation of our first forest garden and the Harvest Share project in Stratford upon Avon.

Want to be a part of something special?

If you want to be a part of something special then join us on our magical journey to create a five-acre edible garden near to Stratford upon Avon.  Have a look at the ten key numbers that will make a real difference this year. If you need to get out more - get involved!

There are opportunities for tree planting, teambullding, hedge planting, laying paths and we also digital skills. Contact carolelongden@forestofhearts.com or cal 02476470382 for more details.