After having to postpone due to heavy snow, our re-scheduled birthday weekend was a joy. We were sad that not everyone who booked first time could make the new date, but delighted to welcome old friends: founder member Gavin, Tomas, Sarah and Necki, who met at a birthday gathering 15 years ago, to name a… Continue reading Our 25th, and last, Birthday
18th October. We Launched our Legacy Project for Dongria with Riverside Primary School Year 5 at Wadsworth Royd Farm. What an enthusiastic bunch, they went for the whole 100 metres. There are a few gaps that we’ll come back and fill in. Day 3 was a very wet day for Sacred Heart RC Primary School… Continue reading The Hedge Fund/Update
A Legacy Project For Dongria – 1955 – 2021, Founder of Treesponsibility. We are on target for planting the 1,500 metres of hedgrow. 1,200 metres since Launch Day, 17th October… Hedges have many benefits; they are fantastic for wildlife, both as habitat, and corridors connecting habitats. Cross contour hedges help to slow the flow of… Continue reading The Hedge Fund
Treesponsibility is a 25 year project and in 2023 that 25 years comes to an end. We at Treesponsibility are very proud that, Forus Tree launched in 2020 is the successor to Treesponsibility. They have just launched their website. Take a look: https://www.forustree.org/
As we are all too aware, the risk of flooding with its devastating effects on our lives and livelihoods is an ever-present threat. Every heavy rainfall event puts us on alert. We don’t have to be passive victims. This evening is about land-based interventions from tree and hedge planting to temporary ponds and leaky dams… Continue reading Todmorden NFM Open Evening
You are warmly invited to join any or all of a series of events bringing together those who loved and respected Penny/Dongria, to remember her together and enjoy each other’s company. RSVP/Book we need to know how much food to make, and capacity at most of the events and at the hostel is limited. We’re… Continue reading Penny Eastwood/Dongria Khond Memorial Weekend
Download Here On Saturday we had a beautiful Quaker Memorial Service for Dongria. As Dongria had wished, there was an unattended cremation followed later by the service. Dongria was represented by her ashes, images: a photograph and a drawing, and her flat cap, and trees, one a new-sprung oak sappling. After Dongria passed away, an… Continue reading Dongria Memorial Service 10th July 2021
New bursary announced to help students researching natural flood management The money will support two students from the University of Leeds. A new annual bursary has been set up to support Master’s students investigating natural flood management. The bursary is named in recognition of the pioniering work of our own, Dongria Khond. It will be… Continue reading New Bursary to help students study Natural Flood Management named for our Dongria
Tree planting and fence building at Withens: Windy with sunshine and hail showers followed by a celebration at Height Gate. Thanks to Andy Welford for the great photos.
Hebden Bridge is prone to flooding. There’s no denying it, but there are things we can do to minimise the risk. For some time now it has been thought that the burning of heather for grouse shooting purposes has been contributing to the flooding risk, and there has been campaigning going on locally to try… Continue reading Burning on the Walshaw Estate at the head of Hebden Water increases river flows in Hebden Bridge.