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The BioDiscovery Adventure at The Planting

The upcoming Planting Festival (May 3-5th), is not only about planting trees and other plants, but also ideas about how to conserve and regenerate out planet. The BioDiscovery Project hosted by The Planting Festival, will see scientists and citizens engaging Woodfordia’s biodiversity; from the very tiny microscopic life to the very visible, colourful and furry.…

Learn By Day, Play By Night: Ten Reasons To Attend The Planting

The Planting is a multi-layer festival of talks, forums, workshops, music, food, films, ceremony, and environmental projects — a weekend of community, cultural and intellectual exchange.  A smaller festival by design, The Planting is all about people coming together, getting their hands dirty, making things, cooking things, singing, nurturing the environment, preserving Woodfordia’s natural beauty…

Things To Do At The Planting

Starting out as a weekend where a band of committed volunteers gave their time and toil for the planting of trees, The Plantinghas become more than a working-bee. The joyful activity of planting trees and being in the outdoors vies with the programme of talks, presentations and performances. Dig a little deeper than the everyday and…

Truffle expert shines light on life in the dark at Woodfordia

World renowned truffle expert Professor James (Jim) Trappe recently visited Woodfordia, home to The Planting Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival, to share some of his extensive knowledge of what he calls the ‘unsung heroes of the forest’: fungi, including truffles. WHAT ARE TRUFFLES? You might know truffles better as an expensive delicacy found on restaurant menus, but…