Environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project is supporting National Beanpole Week (April 17 to April 25 ) by asking all gardeners to use eco-friendly, locally grown and coppiced beanpoles and pea sticks.

Director of project Clare Mahdiyone said: ”We want local gardeners to use British grown coppiced beanpoles to do their bit to support the environment and to help continue ancient countryside skills and traditions.”

SVP runs projects that teach people about coppicing which is the oldest and most sustainable form of woodland management. It is the craft of cutting trees to ground level and then managing the young shoots to reach a usable size before cutting again. The wood produces long straight stems perfect for growing beans. The wood is harvested in rotation creating an important woodland habitat supporting woodland flowers, birds and butterflies.

Volunteers at the Trinity Pocket Park in Stroud practice coppicing and SVP has been involved in projects at Hawkwood College grounds, on a farm in Epney and with Waldorf college students as part of their habitat management training.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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