Earth Trust Farm is home to one of the largest and most significant populations of great crested newts in the UK.
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.
Earth Trust has joined with more than 60 organisations to demand ‘a legal right to nature’ in upcoming Levelling Up legislation and guarantee #NatureForEveryone.
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.
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.
In September 2020 Earth Trust was delighted to welcome a new apprentice to the land management team. Here Beth Hall shares the second instalment of her blog series, including the challenges of getting to grips with advanced tools and machinery.
We are delighted to share that Earth Trust has received £50,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This award recognises the…
Over the winter months our green spaces go through dramatic changes. It can appear to be a quieter time where, like nature, we can hunker down until the warmer days of spring. In fact, the autumn and winter months can be some of our busiest, with activities like hedgelaying best done at this time. So, what might you see if you’re visiting over the next few weeks, and why are we doing it?
In September 2020 Earth Trust was delighted to welcome a new apprentice to the land management team. We’ll be following them over the next few months to find out more about what the role entails, but first we find out more about the person who got the job – meet Beth Hall.
Not only does time spent in nature give our mental wellbeing a boost, but the more diversity we experience the better it is for us.
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