Corporate volunteers create a wood in a day with Dr Who!
On a crisp and clear December morning we are joined by over 90 volunteers who plant 1000 trees and create a lasting legacy, "Honey Bee Wood" in Warwickshire. The wood will be home to 12 beehives with over 400,000 bees. The trees planted include English Oak, Silver Birch, Alder, Beech, Goat Willow, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Hornbeam.
We also have support from Dr Who, Walder Frey from Game of Thrones and Filch from Harry Potter in the shape of the actor David Bradley.
Volunteers make light work of planting 1000 trees
Volunteers help out from Brewin Dolphin, Box Factory, adi Group, Calor, NFU Mutual, Q Hotels, Co-op Travel, Co-op Energy, Jaguar Land Rover, Air Ambulance Service, Speller Metcalfe, Cass Worldwide, Parkinson's UK, Planting Ideas, Graduate Planet and Camden 360 Communications.
With so many helping hands and a beautiful day the trees are planted, mulched and protected in no time.
Generous support from corporate sponsors
We want to pay a huge thanks to local corporate sponsors who have donated time, tools and money to support the Forest of Hearts. These include Buildbase, Box Factory, Vale Fresco, Jewson, Cass Worldwide and adi Group.
Thanks also to The Conservation Volunteers and The woodland Trust for donating the trees.
Honey Bee Wood for future generations
Honey Bee Wood is a place for environmental benefit and provides a haven for wildlife and biodiversity. In the future groups will use the wood for education and enjoyment. You can get involved and dedicate a tree by making a donation here.
Help us create Honey Bee Wood
We've had a busy few weeks at EventCow, with team building events at The National Space Centre, Wroxall Abbey and Warwick. Now with our favourite charity Forest of Hearts and Graduate Planet we are helping to create Honey Bee Wood and you can get involved by joining us to plant 1000 trees in one day on 1st December. You can also meet David Bradley the much beloved Caretaker from the Harry Potter and Games of Thrones Walder Frey.
Teambuilding with a purpose with the Forest of Hearts
We have worked with some wonderful teams who have made a real difference by helping to create the new forest garden in Stratford upon Avon with the Forest of Hearts. From planting a herb garden in giant tractor tyres, building bee hotels, painting the education centre and generally providing much needed volunteer support. Contact us now for your CSR team event.
It's been a busy week at the Forest of Hearts with the creation of two show gardens in straw bales and clearing of the onion shed at Anne Hathaway's Cottage ready for our Harvest Share project. Watch out details of that and our "GreenHaus"...coming soon...
The enterprising team from NCS Challenge raise much needed funds for the Forest of Hearts and create two show gardens on the site at Stratford upon Avon. Here they are in fancy dress in Leamington Spa spreading the word about the new Stratford upon Avon Forest Garden. The inspiring message which prompts many local residents to show their support is that the garden will be completely accessible and open to all.
BIG thanks to Budget Skips in Evesham who donated 4 tonnes of soil to the project. Andy seen below delivering the soil tells us that our site was once considered as the venue for the British Grand Prix before Silverstone was chosen. We think that a Forest Garden is a better attraction though!
A team of enthusiastic and energetic young people work with the Forest of Hearts and our new apprentices to design and create a Fruit Tree Guild Show Garden. A soil test carried out by the teams, led by Frank Head from Jaguar Land Rover reveals that the soil is neutral and perfect for planting over 100 types of edible plants, shrubs and trees.
This week has brought so many generous volunteers into the open and into our field! We salute the people who want to do something useful by planting hedgerows in our new 5 acre forest garden near to Stratford upon Avon. Also, we are grateful to the army of people who are involved in creating edible gardens for good. It's at times like this that you know you are making a difference.
Special thanks this week goes to Stuart at Firefly AI for his brilliant aerial shots of a forest garden in the making.
If you would like to make a difference like the team of graduates from Jaguar Land Rover who are planting over 1000 trees in www.forestofhearts.com just get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07774 424404.
You can see the range of edibles that will be planted here. You might also want to become a Hedge Fund manager yourself and sponsor a metre or two of hedgerow this Spring.
CSR team building event showcases success for adi and benefits local charities
EventCow working with adi Group showcase success stories which demonstrate over £600,000 as a return on investment since last year's conference. Ninety innovate, focused and energetic leaders of adi Group report back on their 100 Continuous Improvement initiatives which help this successful Midlands company to continue to grow and thrive. As a means of demonstrating their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, they donate £500 to the Forest of Hearts to help plant 100 trees in this new charity dedicated to creating sustainable agroforestry (Forest Garden) projects. As if that isn't enough, by succeeding in a One Team challenge, adi Group commit to donating £1980 to the Helping Little Hearts campaign. All is a day's fun with EventCow! Well done adi Group!!
An industrious team of senior managers from Vodafone invest their time at Springfield Primary School, Moseley to create the new "Forest Garden" where the children will work with the Forest of Hearts to plant and grow their own fruit and vegetables. Organised in partnership with Volunteering Matters, Event Cow are delighted to help out and create a thriving teaching space for the children.
Hop on down to The Frog at Bidford upon Avon for some serious messing about on the river on Monday 14th September from 4.30pm - 6.30pm (drop in anytime). Have a go at our new team building activity, Bell Boating. Proof, if it were needed, that we are all in the same boat. Free networking - lots of laughs and nice cake. What more do you want? We even supply flotation aids. Book now. Call Carole for more info 07774 424404.
How fast can you make your own smoothie using only pedal power! Event Cow's Village Bike is seen here at Wootton Park at an event organised by Trident Hospitality. Now you can hire the bike for your own Eco Event.