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Highgrove on the High Street
Whatever your thoughts on the Coronation, it’s always a good idea to have more plants and flowers, right? TECo members joined in with other local organisations in designing and planting the big planters in Fore Street. We look forward to seeing them all grow and bloom over the coming months! Here’s a video from ourContinue reading “Highgrove on the High Street”
TECo were very pleased to receive a Green Award recently from Trowbridge Town Council as part of their annual awards scheme. The TC said it was awarded for ” a contribution toward enhancing the town’s ‘green’ credentials, whether through recycling/litter campaigns or initiatives or improvements of green areas within the town’. Pictured are TECo membersContinue reading “Green Award”
April Repair Cafe success
The April Repair Cafe was according to the numbers our best yet! Total items brought to us was 59. 53 of which were successfully repaired, which is a 90% success rate! To find out more about what goes on at a Repair Cafe, have a look at this video created by our friends at the Town Hall. https://fb.watch/kjyfaJX02w/Continue reading “April Repair Cafe success”
There is now a seed swap at the town library. It’s a free resource where you can share your unwanted seeds and pick up some new ones. If you haven’t anything to swap, you are still very welcome to take a packet and consider popping a donation in the box. There are flower and vegetableContinue reading “Seed Library”
Spring has sprung at GROW!
The GROWers met on Sunday 2nd April at the Gloucester Road allotments to have a tidy up, do some planning and get sowing. Potatoes were put in (including the all important GRAA competition potato) and members took seeds home to get lots of things started ready for planting out later in the season. We alwaysContinue reading “Spring has sprung at GROW!”
New tools for TECo
Thanks to a grant from the Gardening with Disabilites Trust, TECo now has a range of adaptive tools for use at our GROW allotment project, Go Wild in the park and other activities. Our new additions include a wide range of tools as well as kneelers and seats. Please do drop us a line ifContinue reading “New tools for TECo”
The Great British Spring Clean
It was great to welcome lots of new faces along to the litter pick on the 18th March as part of the Great British Spring Clean. Around 30 people spent a couple of hours making the town park a nicer place and the photos show just how much rubbish was collected. Thanks to everyone whoContinue reading “The Great British Spring Clean”
Gardening with nature
On the 12th March people gathered at the Gloucester Road Allotments to learn more about no-dig gardening, wildlife-friendly pest control, companion planting and more. Thank you to Audrey, Marie, Sophie and Jill for sharing their expertise. Those who attended went away with lots of food for thought!
On Saturday 4th March a team of volunteers cleared the path along the side of the Lambrok Stream. Thanks also go to staff at Tesco Express who helped with rubbish disposal and supplied cakes for the pickers! Our next litter pick is going to be part of the Great British Spring Clean on Saturday 18thContinue reading “Litter picks”