Lantern-Making Workshop
Oct
26
10:00 am10:00

Lantern-Making Workshop

Morning session 10.00 - 12.00 Arrive 9.45

Afternoon Session 1:00 - 3:00 Arrive 12.45

If you would like to stay for both sessions and keep making, there will be a lunch break 12:15 - 12.45

The lanterns will be carried in a procession on Dec. 7th to celebrate the end of the year’s achievements, our community tree planting fortnight (16th - 29th November) and to mark the onset of winter.

As part of these celebrations, there will also be tree dressing. (Join us in Harmony Woods for a workshop on November 9th to make your tree dressing and winter wreaths.)

Booking essential. £10 per adult – accompanied children (under 16) free. As you will need to support them with making, we request no more than 3 children per adult. Thank you.

Drinks and biscuits provided; please bring your own lunch or use the cafe at The Lights.

If you have any questions and to book a place contact us here.

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Winter Wreath and Tree Dressing Workshop
Nov
9
10:00 am10:00

Winter Wreath and Tree Dressing Workshop

Making winter wreaths from natural materials – and tree dressings to hang on trees in the wood as part of our winter celebration and lantern procession Dec 7th

£5 for volunteers old and new

£10 for adults who just wish to join the workshop

Accompanied children under 16 are free, but we recommend no more than two children under 10 years per adult as you will need to help them.

(Charges cover materials and refreshments).

Places are limited and you will need to book.

Contact us here to book a place , to find out more or to offer to help.

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Workday
Nov
11
10:00 am10:00

Workday

Key task:

  • Digging up/ bagging/ labelling tree whips ready for planting in the wood Nov. 16th onwards

Tasks are varied and suitable for all ages and abilities. Disabled access is available. See our Ways to Help page for more information.

N.B. The allotment gates are kept locked. We open them just before 10:00 but will lock them again just after so it does help us to know if you are coming so that we can look out for you. This is especially helpful if you think you might be late.

We are the first allotment on the left as you enter from Vigo Rd (the one with all the baby trees!)

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Plant Your Own Tree
Nov
16
10:30 am10:30

Plant Your Own Tree

Plant your own tree in Harmony Woods

Morning 10.30 - 12.00 ~ Lunch break 12.00 - 12.45 ~ Afternoon 1.00 - 2.30

  • Everything provided including your tree and personal numbered tree tag

  • Help with beating up (replacing trees that have died)

  • Come for part of the day or the whole day and bring lunch

  • Hot drinks, cake and biscuits provided

Contact us to let us know you are coming and we will have your tree ready

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Quiz Night
Nov
23
6:30 pm18:30

Quiz Night

Help us to raise funds for The Cabin and Woodland Classroom for Harmony Woods

  • Doors open 6.30 - Quiz starts 7.15 - Bar provided by Rockhouse       

  • £5 per person – Raffle – All proceeds to The Cabin Fund

  • Team size 6 - But if you can’t get enough friends together, please come anyway…we can make up teams on the night

  • To book your places email: volunteers@andovertrees.org.uk

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Winter Celebration
Dec
7
5:00 pm17:00

Winter Celebration

Lantern procession & tree dressing

A celebration of trees, mulled wine, mince pies & music

Where to Park: Augusta Park Sports Pavilion

What time: Arrive in good time to sign in - we will start the procession at 5.00 pm from the Sports Pavilion

N.B. These timings may change - keep checking the website and Facebook and contact us if you need to here.

What to wear: Layers of warm clothing, good socks, waterproof boots, hat and gloves - stay warm and dry!

What to bring: Your lantern made up with cane and torch and tree dressing (if you made them) - a torch (there is NO lighting) also some cash if you are happy to make a donation to cover refreshments.

Seating: If you would like to bring folding chairs, you can drop them off to the wood from 2.00

Contact us if you have any questions and to let us know that you are coming… we need to make sure we have enough refreshments

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Workday
Oct
14
10:00 am10:00

Workday

Key tasks:

  • FINISH LABELLING TREES - all must be labelled before leaves are lost and after this week we will be back in the wood for a while

  • Sow dye plant seed

  • Weed tree nursery bed

  • Shelf above cupboard in tea shed

  • Check guttering is secure - if rain butts too full, decant into other containers

  • While water still on, pot and tray washing

  • Remove bags of rubbish & green waste - set up 'domestic' rubbish bin of sorts for recyclables and non-recyclables - check everyone knows what is and is not recyclable locally

And anything else that needs doing…

Tasks are varied and suitable for all ages and abilities. Disabled access is available. See our Ways to Help page for more information.

N.B. The allotment gates are kept locked. We open them just before 10:00 but will lock them again just after so it does help us to know if you are coming so that we can look out for you. This is especially helpful if you think you might be late.

We are the first allotment on the left as you enter from Vigo Rd (the one with all the baby trees!)

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Workday
Oct
7
10:00 am10:00

Workday

Key task:

  • Potting up trees for schools

  • checking all trees in the nursery bed are correctly labelled

  • Weeding and other general tasks

Tasks are varied and suitable for all ages and abilities. Disabled access is available. See our Ways to Help page for more information.

N.B. The allotment gates are kept locked. We open them just before 10:00 but will lock them again just after so it does help us to know if you are coming so that we can look out for you. This is especially helpful if you think you might be late.

We are the first allotment on the left as you enter from Vigo Rd (the one with all the baby trees!)

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Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Peace Day Procession - Harmony Woods
Sep
20
9:45 am09:45

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Peace Day Procession - Harmony Woods

Celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day with us!

Each September, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world celebrate and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project is a step towards a future in which humans can live in peace in an environmentally sustainable way—a step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

For the second year running, Andover Trees United has been invited to stage the main event in the UK. We are very honoured to have been asked to host this event and we truly hope you will be able to join in.

Contact us for further details or to offer help.

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Workday
Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Workday

Key tasks:

  • Flint picking in readiness for grass cutting - check across meadow, full width of rides and all areas due to be cut - once collected, leave securely inside heras fencing

  • General tasks - making site safe and welcoming for Friday’s Peace Day procession and checking equipment for wildflower planting on Saturday

    • trowels - count

    • gloves - make sure all gloves are in correct trays - find ‘random’ bags and tubs of gloves and add back to their ‘parent’ tray - check through bag of ‘odds’ and make up any pairs (bag of odds is on gazebo end of glove shelf)

    • buckets: find all those with holes and separate into 2 piles - 1 for water carrying and 1 for planting

    • tidy green sticks (in bucket): bundle into different colours of flags and separate all those that have NO flags. Find coloured sticky tape (shelf behind gazebos?) and make up lots of yellow and white ‘flags’ - if no coloured tape, use red/ white hazard tape (there should be a reel of sticky as well as regular) - the sticks will be used to MARK where flowers are planted on Saturday

  • Anything else obvious, especially refreshments in readiness for Friday

Tasks are varied and suitable for all ages and abilities. Disabled access is available. See our Ways to Help page for more information.

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'Walks and Talks' with AGM
Sep
14
10:00 am10:00

'Walks and Talks' with AGM

Saturday 14th September 2019

Meet Harmony Woods 10am for a guided tour, walk to Landale Wilson Institute, Enham Alamein for refreshments, a short AGM, presentations and lunch

Walks & Talks is your chance to find out more about Andover Trees United - who we are, what we have planned for the future, and for you to ask any questions of our Trustees and Volunteers.

10:00 Meet Harmony Woods

Walk to Landale Wilson Hall, Enham Alamein. Refreshments

11:00 - 11:20 AGM

11:20 Young UN Climate Justice Ambassadors invite you to take part in the ‘World Game’. Test your knowledge and learn how our actions affect the climate and how this impacts on communities across the globe

Short break, followed by presentations and talks from: one of our volunteers, our Education Officer, a new Trustee and a graduate zoologist currently interning with us.

12:30 Lunch and the chance to chat, view displays, ask questions

Andover is in a great position to take the lead in the current climate crisis, and the time to act is now.
If you're interested in taking action but want to learn more, come along on Saturday September 14th and follow us on our social medias to find out how you can get involved!

Please let us know if you are coming so that we can arrange catering. Thank you.

As this event includes our AGM, if you are unable to attend, we appreciate receiving your apologies. Thank you.

If driving, we suggest you park in Enham behind the coffee shop/ adjacent Enham Club and walk to the wood from there. Your car will then be in the right place as you leave the hall after the event.

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Workday
Sep
2
10:00 am10:00

Workday

We are going to finish the allotment!

TASKS:

  • Complete slabbing - we now have enough donations to do this (thank you to those who helped with this)

  • Complete the shelving in the tea shed

  • Put up the last workbench in the polytunnel

  • Put up the gutter strips along the polytunnel - WE NEED 2 WATER CONTAINERS - does anyone have any to spare? If not, we will empty and move the ones on the veggie plot

  • Check and secure shed guttering

  • Cut back and tidy paths and edges - especially trailing brambles!

  • Sweep and tidy sheds, tunnel and paths - DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY STORAGE BOXES TO SPARE that we could use for pots and seed trays etc

  • Remove all bags of rubbish and take to recycling centre

  • Make the tea!!

  • WATER!!!

N.B. The gates are being replaced today and all cars must park outside the allotment somewhere on Vigo Rd. If you know where the pedestrian entrance is on the other side of the allotments, do use them today. Thank you

Tasks are varied and suitable for all ages and abilities. Disabled access is available. See our Ways to Help page for more information.

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Tree Leaf ID and Label Sculpting Workshop
Aug
24
10:00 am10:00

Tree Leaf ID and Label Sculpting Workshop

Timings:

Morning: start 10.00 (arrive by 9.45) Afternoon: start 1.30 (arrive 1.15)

Walk the wood and learn to identify the trees by their summer leaves then sculpt a label for the trees we will be planting in November.

Make a label for one of the 25 elm trees our schools will be planting in the winter.

Make a label for your own tree which you can plant at one of our winter planting days.

Adults £5 - includes tuition, label and refreshments (though additional donations welcome). Accompanied children under 16 free.

Additional labels £2.50 each

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Workday
Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Workday

Key task:

  • Laying paving slabs

  • Putting up coat hooks in tea shed and shelf above cupboard

  • Potting up tree seedlings

  • Identifying & labelling trees in the nursery bed

  • Label 2 rowans in pots ‘Queens Commonwealth Canopy’

  • Hang workbench in polytunnel

  • General maintenance tasks - weeding, cutting back etc

Tasks are varied and suitable for all ages and abilities. Disabled access is available. See our Ways to Help page for more information.

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Weekend Workday - Harmony Woods
Aug
10
9:45 am09:45

Weekend Workday - Harmony Woods

Key Tasks:

  • Identifying young trees that have failed and will need replacing - tagging them for beating up next winter

  • If ground is wet enough, clearing around and mulching young crab apple trees

  • Pulling out ragwork

  • Cutting down thistles - if anyone has a strimmer they would be happy to bring and use for this task it would be an enormous help

Morning session 10.00 - 12.00

Afternoon session 1.00 - 3.00

Or bring lunch and stay for the day

Contact us for further details or to offer help.

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#GrowWild Flowerbed Storytime
Jun
30
10:00 am10:00

#GrowWild Flowerbed Storytime

Please join us at the Gardening Fair in Andover High St for some planting, flower stories and crafts

Enjoy wildflower stories written by local school children and listen to traditional stories retold by Amanda

Storytimes: 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 1.30

In between and around the stories:

  • Plant some flowers in the bedroom

  • Pot up your own wildflower plants (raised from seed by our volunteers and children at Portway Juniors, Harrow Way, Andover C of E, Appleshaw and Vernham Dean schools) ready to be taken to Harmony Woods in September

  • Make wildflower medallions

Contact us for further details or to offer help.

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Open Afternoon "Wildflowers, Meet the Archaeologists, Crafts, Stories, Tea and Cake" 23rd June
Jun
23
12:30 pm12:30

Open Afternoon "Wildflowers, Meet the Archaeologists, Crafts, Stories, Tea and Cake" 23rd June

Please join us for an afternoon in Harmony Woods

  • 12.30 - 2.30 Wildflower Walks, Sketching and Painting

  • 1.00 - 3.00 Meet the Archaeologists

  • 1.00 - 3.00 Natural Dyeing - have a go! A small charge will be made to cover the cost of fabric and dyes

  • 1.30 - 3.00 Tea and Cake… donations welcomed

    … and, when the time is right, flower stories in the meadow

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