Hartlebury Common Local Group

John Rhymer, founder and former head of Bishop’s Wood Centre, at Crossway Green, spoke on “Nature through Nurture”. Explaining the fascinating history of this environmental learning centre, John showed how nature-friendly building, recycling and energy-saving schemes have been pioneered over the past 26 years. Ground-sourced heat; straw building bales; an energy-efficient, quick-build dwelling and reed-bed water cleansing are all featured there. In addition, plantings of thousands of trees and shrubs have helped reclaim the lost Mitre Oak Wood: leaving a beautifully designed and inspiring place.

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