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medieval knievel
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: volunteering for nature groups Reply with quote

has anyone here ever done this? i know it's not strictly gardening...
i've popped a mail off to this crowd, as i can arrange accomodation near their main site, but i was wondering if anyone has any experience or feedback with any groups like this?

http://www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi medieval knievel, I did this kind of volunteer work in Sutton Park in Birmingham for several years. It was great. We did all sorts for things from planting trees to clearing scrub from heathlands to creating and maintaining bog areas. Nothing beats that feeling of being physically exhausted, absolutely filthy but exhilarated from being outdoors doing something worthwhile with a group of like minded people. The sessions in the pub afterwards were good too Laughing Laughing

The group did weekend projects in other places too. I only went on one - building styles in Somerset. Slept in sleeping bags on the village hall floor. Really rewarding work. I'd recommend it.
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