We are a group of volunteers based in St Thomas, Exeter. We work together on various projects in our community, to enhance our local green spaces. Our aim is to encourage people to get out and about, be more active, and learn more about the horticultural heritage of our area.
We plant wildflower meadows in locations around St Thomas, adding a summer splash of colour to our streets and green spaces.
We’re growing amazing fruit, vegetables and herbs all around St Thomas. We want to encourage people to ‘grow their own’, as homegrown food is healthy, fun, tasty and often has a lower carbon footprint than supermarket food. This also helps to promote biodiversity in our environment and benefits local wildlife.
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St Thomas is a Civil Parish on the west bank of the river Exe in Exeter, Devon. It has a population of around six and a half thousand people, and covers around 15 square kilometers.
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Interesting walk coming up in St Thomas - all about our local trees ... See MoreSee Less
Exeter Trees - their uses and their associated wildlife…NOVEMBER 2017: "Part of a new series of walks - one per month. Explore Exeter trees, their history, folklore, uses and the eco-systems in & around them. You are welcome to just turn up on the day. Pay on day in cash - cost £10pp. It would be really helpful and very much appreciated if you could email email@example.com to let us know if you are planning to come." COST: £10.00 per person per walk TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM DATE: Wednesday 29th November 2017 WHERE: Cowick Barton Playing Fields & Pinces Gardens. Meet by the main gate to the playing fields in Barton Road, Exeter, EX2 9DD There is a free car park with 40 spaces at the playing fields. If this is full there are alternatives around the area, see this parkopedia map - Cowick Barton Playing Field - Car Park
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Christmas at Cricklepit!
December 10, 2017, 10:30am - December 10, 2017, 4:00pm
Celebrate the festive season at our annual Christmas at Cricklepit family fun day! Hosted at DWT's beautiful Cricklepit Mill HQ, Christmas at Cricklepit will be a fantastic day with lots of festive craft on offer. Children can help birds by making tasty bird feeders, with seed kindly donated by Vine House Farm, make natural Christmas decorations, wreaths and much more! Enjoy a festive mince pie and pay Father Christmas a visit in his grotto. DWT Christmas cards and calendars will be on sale. £5 per child We look forward to celebrating this Christmas with you and your family! www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/10/12/christmas-cricklepit?instance=0 Watch this space for more info...
Our HQ garden is buzzing with bees, not necessarily how most of us picture November..! But this is when ivy bees take over. Ivy bees are mining bees that forage almost exclusively, as the name suggests, on ivy flowers. Ivy makes a fantastic food source and shelter for bees, other insects and birds during these colder months when such things are scarce. Resist the urge to cut yours back and instead, support wildlife this winter.