The week of 24th September to 2nd October is Great Big Green Week 2022, the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. “Dolydd Gobaith” is joining in with our own celebration on Sunday 25th September to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of the past year. We are a small project set in an area of small communities but so many local people have given their time and energy to achieve what we have to date:
- planted nearly 10,000 trees and hedging plants last winter
- attended workshops on a variety of land-based skills such as hedge laying and scything
- assisted with surveys of wildflowers, fungi, bumble bees and other insects
- helped build a shed for storing equipment and a roundhouse for holding workshops and other events
- taken photographs and drone videos of “Dolydd Gobaith” for a pictorial record of the landscape changes over the coming years as the land is managed for sustainable food production, nature and biodiversity
- fed and entertained visitors to our seasonal Open Days
- solved the World’s problems over heaps of cake and gallons of tea
As we approach the second winter of our project, there are many more plans afoot. We have several thousand more trees to plant this winter and we will be offering more training opportunities to our volunteers and others to support them with nature conservation work both here at “Dolydd Gobaith” and elsewhere.
We have numerous volunteering opportunities, from planting trees in good and bad weather to sorting photographs in the comfort of your home, from drawing maps of the plantings already done to helping with wildlife surveys, from taking photographs to writing blogs for the website. If you are interested in any of these ideas or have suggestions of your own or would like more information, please get in touch via our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] or check out the Facebook page or website – dolydd-gobaith.cymru.
Upcoming volunteer sessions are:
Sunday 16th October and Sunday 23rd October, 1-4pm followed by tea and cake.
Please look out for details of our winter celebration that will be held in December.