– why it’s good for you, your plants and the planet
A short online talk by Kirsten Shaw with optional visit to our allotment plot
Talk – 7.30pm Thurs 23 Sept
Allotment visit – 10.30am Sat 25 Sept
Please email email@example.com to register & we will send you the link
Haddenham Solar Streets is a group buying scheme. It is run by Solar PV installer IDDEA who are making discounted panels available to homeowners and businesses in Haddenham. For every completed installation, a contribution will be made towards a Community Fund to be used for Green Projects in Haddenham. Read more in this leaflet
Zero Carbon Haddenham are hosting a
Solar Streets Q&A session by Zoom
on Thu 21st Jan 2021, 7.30-8.30pm.
To register for the meeting and find out more information, click here:
A group from the reLEAF team, along with some nearby residents, planted five trees this morning on a small patch of parish council owned land on Sheerstock. The trees are four apples: Discovery; Braeburn; Lanes Prince Albert; Reverend Wilks, and a Hazel Nut tree. These will be productive in a couple of years time and we hope local people will help themselves to a few apples or nuts.
Each tree will need 2 watering cans of water every week until the leaves fall off in the autumn, and the same again next year from March onwards. Do you live nearby – could you water one of the trees? Please get in touch and we will let you know which tree doesn’t yet have a carer.
This is the first planting session, with many more to come over the next ten years. We hope to plant food producing trees wherever they wont drop their fruit or nuts onto roads or pathways. We will be planting roadside trees too once we have established which verges are suitable with the county council.
We hope to work with everyone – schools, businesses, community groups and land owners – to double the tree cover in the parish. According to scientists, planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis. This is because wood is 50% carbon, so trees are a great carbon store, they take carbon out of the atmosphere. Tree planting is not only a powerful climate change solution it is cheap, available now and everyone of us can get involved.
If you want to join in the project please contact us reLEAF@nullzeroch.org You don’t have to do this ‘green gym’ work, we need fundraisers too. Why not hold an event to raise money for trees and materials? You can find details of how to donate here https://zeroch.org/donate/
Haddenham Repair Cafe will be on Sunday morning 1st March between 10am and 12 noon in the Mabel Parkinson room at Haddenham Village Hall. Our team of volunteers will be on hand again to help you repair broken things you wish to bring along – anything you can carry; we’ll try to help! If it looks like it can’t be repaired, we’ll tell you and if it needs a spare part, we’ll try to help you find one.
Supported jointly by Haddenham’s long running breakfast cafe; Cafeplus+ and Zero-Carbon Haddenham, we aim to encourage ‘repairing’ rather than ‘replacing’ as the logical first step when things break. Why? Because repairing keeps things out of landfill and reduces unnecessary consumption.
We would hope to be able to help you tackle most repairs where a little glue or a replacement screw or part is needed. There will be some things we are not likely to be able to fix – broken screens on mobile phones for example! And some things are designed so they are hard to repair – but we like a challenge!
If you can’t make it this time don’t worry – we hold this event each month based alongside Cafeplus+ on the first Sunday of the month and you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to let us know in advance what you are bringing so we can find the right tools and expertise to help you.