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Moulsecoomb Forest Garden News

Moulsecoomb Forest Garden

* We won best education project at the PEA awards and came third for best wildlife garden and best community charity garden at Brighton and Hove City in Bloom

* 300 people came to our last day of the summer 20th birthday party. Check out some photos and a couple of articles here and here.

* Great article in The Ecologist about our timber framed eco-cabin and another one in Latest Homes

* The politics of seed saving

* Listen to an interview on Brighton Free Radio about our work and philosphy

Jack Harvey*Congratulations to Moulsecoomb lad Jack Harvey for receiving his gold youth award. Jack has been helping Pat Beach transform a derelict playground at Moulsecoomb Primary school into a community garden.

* Our work at the Brighton Alridge Community Academy continues to grow.

* Help make us as sustainable as the potatoes we grow. Be a part of the 500 club.

Best Community Garden

* We won Best Community Allotment in Brighton and Hove City in Bloom 2013

* Dr.Martens donates 24 pairs of boots for our work at the forest garden and Moulsecoomb Primary School

* Check out what we get to eat at the garden every lunchtime. Definetly worth volunteering for!

* Short film BBC South East news made in the freezing winter to show people what some of Comic Relief money helps fund.

* We featured on Radio 4's Open Country programme which you can hear here

* Listen to what one of our volunteers Teresa and Carly the cook have to say.

* We have become a Community Composting Hub.

* One of our volunteers Russel is now employed by us on an apprenticeship through City College to learn about carpentry. This is what the 'shed' will look like.

* Volunteering with us isn't just about gardening but the perfect opportunity to learn about outdoor education - using nature as a way of teaching pupils, especially effective for those that struggle in the classroom. Read about two students who started volunteering but now work for the garden.

* Some of the first vegetables we helped grow with pupils at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy ended up on the school menu.

* We held a successful walk in Westlain Belt woods behind BACA. Read a copy of the management report (PDF).

* FareShare have become the first company to drop off their waste to be composted rather than end up in landfill. 'Check out these photos from their warehouse to homeless hostels to the forest garden compost heap'. * We have become a community compost drop off point. Click here to view the poster. If you live nearby and cant compost at home bring your veg peelings, tea bags etc during our workdays and we will compost them for you. To find out more about the new legislation click here.

* In July we showed 4 representatives from UNESCO arround the garden project and Moulsecoomb Primary school as part of the councils bid for Brighton to become a bio-sphere reserve. Read all about it here.

* Peter Whitcomb has been making notes of what he has seen at nearby Moulsecoomb Wild Park, read his findings here (Word Document 2.5Mb).

Michael Townsend* Congratulations to long term volunteer and management committee member Michael Townsend who won City College's 'Foundation Learning' award. The award was not just for his work at the College and his determination to achieve despite his disabilities, but also for his voluntary work at the forest garden and the British Heart Foundation.

* We are mentioned in Dave Bangs' excellent new book 'A Freedom to Roam Guide to the Brighton Downs' Watch these short films of part of his woodland walk tour during our open day! - Film 1 - Film 2 - Film 3 - Film 4

* Meridan TV popped up to the garden and made a short film, you can watch it here.

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