Community Groups Greening up Chesham

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In 1257 Henry III granted the town of Chesham a royal charter to hold a weekly market. Today Chesham is still known as a market town and holds 3 regular markets as well as occasional specialist markets along its high street. It is also home to a quiet revolution of community spirit greening up its … Continue reading

Hazeldene Farm – small hold farming

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I recently visited a small holding which specialises in rare breeds, as part of my research into  the practicalities of integrating wildlife friendly practices in modern farming. Hazeldene Farm is situated in the picturesque valley of Asheridge Vale in the Chilterns AONB. The Chilterns are renowned for their grass chalk lands, chalk streams, ancient woodlands and  commons. … Continue reading

When is tree thinning good?

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As an ardent tree lover I’m the last person that likes to see a tree come down. Trees are such extraordinary ecosystems providing habitat, food and oxygen and absorbing CO2 vital for the fine balance of our climate. Yet this year, more than most, I’ve noticed a considerable number of areas locally where trees have … Continue reading

Ashridge Estate & Aldbury Nowers

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Last week I retraced the route of a competition run I took part in last year. Back in October I battled my way through the 9.7 mile Ridgeway Run and one thing that spurred me on was the unexpectedly glorious scenery midway through the route. I now know that this part of the run went through the Ashridge … Continue reading