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3 Go to Canada: Hedges, Novel Ecosystems and Damn Fine Donuts

 

Where I find myself in Ontario Canada introducing the technique of hedge-laying and discovering social-ecological complexity, Novel Ecosystems theory and Community Supported Agriculture along the way… 1,013 more words

General

Hedge laying

What a fantastic few days the four of us had in the dales on a hedge laying cause. Over two days we learnt the ancient skill and boy did we know about it at the end, I can safely say that we were all covered in scratches from working with the Thorn bushes Daves legs look like he has been in a play fight with half a dozen kittens and even though I did very little compared to the other three my arm looks the same lol I am sure that you only have to look at the stuff and you bleed. 117 more words

Runfold tidy

Earlier this week Andrew, John and I went to Runfold to do some finishing touches after the Surrey Hedge Layers visit a few weeks ago. In front of our beautiful newly laid hedge was some old rabbit fencing which we removed with some difficulty to expose the hedge. 47 more words

Conservation

A winter of dry stone walling and hedge-laying

Ive updated the dry stone walling page with some of the walling Ive done over the winter (not the best time for walling!!) Ive been busy with hedgelaying too.  24 more words

Hedge Laying

The Wonderful Countryside Weavers ...

I met a group of hedge-layers at Wandlebury Ring when I visited a month ago. They were busy helping to make a patchwork quilt of the english landscape, with their woven hedges as the stitching that pulls it all together. 493 more words

Nature

Helping Hedgerows Project

This work is part of the Trust’s national Helping Hedgerows Project, made possible by funding from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Originally planted by the 18th century canal builders to protect the towpath from cattle and other livestock the hedgerows have seen a 50% decline since the Second World War. 214 more words

Volunteering

Laying a hedge

I’ve just finished laying a hedge in the garden of Daisy Cottage, Tarbert. I think it may have been around 30 years old. Over the years it had received some pruning but in a haphazard way, largely to keep it away from an aerial electricity cable. 224 more words

Culture