Coronavirus update – NEW INFORMATION!!!!
We are now running our volunteer days again.
Please see our volunteering page for important information.
Pre-booking is essential to protect staff and volunteers. Numbers will be limited.
Events Coming Up
During the Coronavirus pandemic the minibus will not be collecting volunteers. Please travel independently, either singly, or as a household or ‘bubble’.
Please note the following:
- The start time is 11.00 am in all cases. We work from 11.00 am – 4.30 pm and visit different sites each week.
- To confirm details of times and locations please contact Brian Daniel on 07816 633 455.
- A minibus service is currently no longer available.
What to Bring
warm clothing (layers are best as you get warm planting trees!)
an extra fleece to put on at lunchtime (optional)
waterproof outer clothes that you don't mind getting muddy (we wear a cheap kagoule and old waterproof trousers)
wellies or strong outdoor boots
gardening gloves (optional - can be supplied)
a packed lunch, hot/cold drink, other refreshments
a large plastic bag to put muddy waterproofs/footwear in at end of day.
Hot water can be provided.
We have a large selection of spades, mallets etc. so no need to bring any tools. Just yourself!
January – March
Tree planting at various sites around South Devon, with up to ,000 trees to be planted.
We will also be working in the nurseries on Tuesdays & Wednesdays – lifting trees and lining out seedlings.
April - July
Finalising any planting, and generally tidying away until next winter. Some previous planting sites will need a bit of TLC to ensure the trees are growing well.
Nursery beds will require digging and clearing ready for the next lot of seedlings.
This year we will be carrying out improvements to both main nurseries, including a new open barn at Dartington, and at both Broadley and Dartington poly tunnels, irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems, new raised areas for our cell grown trees plus additional upgrades, so we will be looking for DIY enthusiasts!
August - October
Seed gathering season. Various groups will be out in the countryside, picking and gathering berries and seeds. These will then need to be processed and stored suitably, or planted straight into the ground.
November - December
We will start planting once the trees are dormant, sometimes mid-November. Lots to plant this year at a range of sites so the more the merrier!