Brightwell Bees are our resident beekeepers here at Earth Trust Farm and we work closely together to manage the most suitable locations for their beehives, and how long they stay in each area.
You may have seen Earth Trust volunteers out and about at our places, but we’re also fortunate to work with individuals who give up their time to support our office-based teams. This week we caught up with Julia, who works with Volunteer Officer Nicola as a clerical and administration support.
At Earth Trust, most of our hedges are maintained by volunteers who lay them every few years. Although the process might look destructive, their work will allow our hedges to thrive for generations to come. In this post, volunteer Paul tells us more.
Birds are a great indicator species of healthy landscapes, and counting is a simple way to see the effect of conservation schemes – especially at this time of year.
Today we were delighted to attend the High Sheriff’s Climate Action Awards Ceremony and incredibly proud to have won in the social enterprise category for our River of Life II project.
Around the Earth Trust Farm, community reserves and even in our car parks you may notice that many of our hedges are “laid”. We spoke to three of our hedgelaying volunteers, Bill, Martin and Mike, to find out more.
In September 2020 we were thrilled to welcome Beth Hall as an apprentice to the land management team. More than a year on, it was time for Beth to say goodbye and move on to her next adventure. Here she reflects on her time at Earth Trust and her hopes for the future.
Having “good” soil can improve plant health, promote the ecosystems that live within it and increase carbon sequestration – but how do we monitor and maintain soil health?
Paul Hill, Head of Environmental Land Management, explains the challenges and opportunities facing land management at Earth Trust.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our founder and patron Sir Martin Wood (1927-2021).
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sir Martin Wood (1927-2021).
Today as we remember colleague and friend Lucy Benyon, we’re pleased to share that the three new ponds in Little Wittenham Wood will be named “Lucy’s Ponds” in her memory.
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