Mini Biomass Expo

Title: Mini Biomass Expo
Location: Bicton College
Link out: Click here
Description: Part of Lambing Sunday.

The Earth Centre is looking to have a small group of biomass suppliers exhibiting and talking to visitors.

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-03-16
End Time: 15:00

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Traditional Craft Fair

Title: Traditional Craft Fair
Location: Morwellham Quay, near Tavistock
Description: including a talk by Dr Alex Langlands (BBC’s Edwardian Farm)

information: 01822 832766
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-03-30
End Time: 17:00

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Bere Ferrers Art Exhibition

Title: Bere Ferrers Art Exhibition
Location: Lopwell Dam Cafe
Description: Twenty exhibitors from the Bere peninsula showcase a variety of art work, including oils, watercolours and acrylics.

open weekdays 10-4, weekends 10-5.

Information: 01822 840344
Start Date: 2014-09-13
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2014-09-21
End Time: 16:00

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Trail Makers Workdays in March and April

In 2012 the Tamar Valley AONB asked for volunteers to establish a group of wardens to help monitor and maintain the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, Tamar Trails and some local trails.

As part of the Valley Volunteers programme in the AONB, the Tamar Community Trust have a planned programme of monthly workdays and events for volunteers to come together as a group to carry out various maintenance and improvement tasks.  These will be seasonal in nature, ranging from summer grass cutting to winter coppicing and year-round signage and access improvements.  There are also opportunities for volunteers to take on a regular monitoring role for sections of the Trail network.

Workdays dates:

Saturday 15th March: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and waymarkers installation

Friday 21st March: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  Boardwalk construction

Saturday 29th March: 10.30am to 4pm.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers). Creating a wildlife garden: preparing & planting up

Friday 4th April: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and boardwalk construction

Saturday 12th April: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and fence repairs

Thursday 17th April: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and waymarkers installation

Saturday 26th April: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  Signs or strimming

Final details for dates in April to be confirmed; please keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page, or contact Dave nearer the time. 

Different weeks offer workdays on either weekdays or a weekend to cater both for volunteers who are in work and those who are not.  Confirmation of meeting points and the actual work to be carried out on each work day will be decided the month before and mailed out to all interested volunteers.  All tools, a lunch and refreshments will be provided: to help estimate numbers it would be helpful if volunteers could confirm a day or 2 before if they would be able to attend or not.

Dave Readman

Tamar Community Trust

dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk

07792 483669

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Special volunteering opportunity at the Tamar Trails Centre!

Valley Volunteers

Wildlife Gardening: Preparing and planting up around the Feeder Tree

Saturday 29th March, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Tamar Trails Centre

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome and help us create an improved habitat area to attract insects and birds to the Feeder Tree at the Tamar Trails Centre.

To help attract more birds we are going to plant insect-friendly perennial and shrub plants to ensure a greater supply of insects, eggs and larvae for the birds to feed on.  We will also be preparing the ground by forking out some of the more invasive plants already present, and planting coloured willow cuttings as a backdrop to the area, provide winter colour and a future supply of willow canes for weaving and wicker projects.

Did you know??? Willow is one of the most insect friendly of our trees, with over 350 associated insect species, possibly more than an oak tree?

When: Saturday 29th March 2014.  Please meet at or after 10.30am, we will continue through the day until 4pm, so come and help out for a few hours or the whole day!

Where: Meet outside the Tamar Trails Centre café.  Drinks and hot lunch will be provided for volunteers!  The Tamar Trails Centre car park (Tree Surfers) is near Gulworthy, just off the Gunnislake to Tavistock road (A390).  Satnav postcode: PL19 8JE.  Car parking permits will be issued for the day for volunteers.

What to bring: Dress for the weather, bring gloves and suitable working footwear.  All tools, equipment, plants and training will be provided.  If you have a favourite fork and/or trowel, or even a native plant you would like to donate, feel free to bring along!

Please let us know if you are interested in coming for all or just part of the day, or if you would like more information

Contact Dave Readman

Tamar Community Trust

mailto:dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk           07792 483669

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Beach Clean

Title: Beach Clean
Location: Meet at Railway Bridge by allotments, Wearde Road SX418 577
Description: Help give the reserve a thorough clean, plus meet other members of the group
Hot soup provided
Bring rubber gloves. Stout shoes and suitable clothing
Dogs on lead please
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2014-11-15
End Time: 16:00

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Churchtown Farm AGM

Title: Churchtown Farm AGM
Location: The Guildhall, Saltash
Description: There will be a speaker and refreshments
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2014-10-27

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Fungi Walk with Jacky Peace

Title: Fungi Walk with Jacky Peace
Location: Meet at the Cecil Arms by St. Stephens Church SX417 583 PL12 4AR
Description: Come and have an enjoyable walk round the reserve identify fungi and other plants.
Bring camera, binoculars, and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Sorry no dogs
Free for members and £2.00 for non members.
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2014-10-25
End Time: 13:00

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Wild Food Foraging with Andy Pearson

Title: Wild Food Foraging with Andy Pearson
Location: Meet at the Cecil Arms pub by St. Stephens Church SX417 583 PL12 4AR
Description: Come and have an enjoyable afternoon foraging for wild food,
Andy will then cook some up on the beach for you to taste
And some he has prepared earlier. Bring the kids should be a fun afternoon
Wear suitable clothing and footwear
Free for members £2.00 for non members
Sorry no dogs
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2014-09-13

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