Back in 2016, the University of Gloucestershire won a bid to be part of a jointly funded £3.16 million National Lottery /European Social Fund Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project known as GEM (Going the Extra Mile). This inclusive employment project was set up with the aim of engaging with and supporting individuals experiencing barriers to work due to a range of circumstances, and moving them closer to education, training or employment.
The SURE-Farm project is seeking arable farmers in East Anglia to participate in research investigating resilience and sustainability of farming systems.
Despite the nights drawing in and the onset of winter, there is plenty of planning to do for the spring. Year two of the Urban Garden Project will be about continuing to create wildlife habitats and to improve biodiversity. Read more in the 6th installment of Isabel’s blog.
The sun shining has resulted in Isabel Fielden’s vegetable patch becoming very productive. The garden has been full of wildlife and flowers, and she has created a mini pond to encourage more insects and frogs to visit her garden. Read more in the 5th instalment of Isabel’s blog.
As the weather has warmed, Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden adding plants in an effort to make it more wildlife friendly. It would appear to have been working as she has received a number of visitors. Read more in the latest instalment in her series of Blog posts.
Spring is in full swing in Gloucestershire, and Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden creating a haven for wildlife. Things have been planted, built and there has been a much welcomed visitor. Read more in part three of how she is transforming her garden.
With spring looming ever nearer, Isabel, CCRI’s Project Support Officer, has been making some changes in her garden as she aims to make it more appealing to wildlife. Read the second instalment of her endeavours.
Recently, CCRI’s Project Support Officer moved house, into somewhere she sadly felt was devoid of wildlife in comparison to where she previously lived. Isabel has therefore decided to blog about what she does over coming months to change her ‘sterile’ garden into what she hopes will become an oasis for wildlife.
Janet Dwyer led a discussion session at an ‘Innovation in Gloucestershire’s Rural Businesses event’, which was organised by GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Land Based Business Group. Its purpose was to demonstrate to Gloucestershire rural businesses how their businesses could benefit from engaging with GFirst LEP.