Stroud film maker Molly Olivia Broad put together this footage of “Julie Wickham and volunteers from the Stroud Valleys Project talk about planting hedgerows and trees at the Ruskin Mill Trust, Horsley”. This is just one of many projects by the Stroud Valleys Project.
Please help Stroud Valleys Project win award (they won it!)
Stroud Valleys Project have been picked as one of three finalists in the National Trust’s prestigious Octavia Hill Awards. Please consider voting for them in the Green Space Guardians award before 11.59pm on Sunday 28 April…..Vote at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1355778822804/
Here’s what Philip Booth, who nominated them said about them (150 words limit):
The Stroud Valleys Project, Gloucestershire
Stroud Valleys Project (SVP) works with individuals and community groups inspiring and training people to discover and nurture wildlife and green spaces. SVP champions sustainability, working with local organisations to create new green spaces and restore neglected ones.
Last year SVP planted 3,120 hedgerow plants and 958 trees with volunteers giving 1612 days of time. Current projects include ‘Get Growing’ which supports over 1,500 children in 23 local schools to grow and harvest food, and Green Team which volunteers with, for example mental health issues, working to increase biodiversity of green spaces. This led to a women-only food growing and conservation skills group to improve self-esteem.
SVP staff are passionate and knowledgeable and wonderfully empowering to both individuals and groups with whom they work. SVP’s walks, talks and events make the countryside accessible and their new eco shop allows people to drop in, get advice and find opportunities to get involved.
Nominated by Philip Booth.