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Thats not a Fantail its a Snout!

Some pics of Summer event at Fruit Route & launch of the 5 years of Fruit Routes a book celebrating the project. More info on the FR blog. Contact me if you would like a copy.

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Running with Trees

Learning about trees, breathing, each other and our climate at part of FLOW, Riverside Valley Park, Exeter. A 3.5km run suitable for beginner/intermediate runners. Next run is on 13 September at 6pm. Get in touch for more details

FLOW: Orchard Ideas Lab 21 June

Images by Jenny Steer

orchard on the Exe

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I am in full swing with the Exeter/Gingko Projects & East Devon Council commision. I am reconfiguring the Environment Agency’s planting scheme to create a ribbon orchard along the site (around 5km) to enhance the habitat for pollinators and foragers of all descriptions. This is a complex partnership between different communities, landowners, govt.agencies and there are some great people involved. The project includes an Orchard Lab on 21 June, a day with people from local communities of Exwick & St Thomas, Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency & Exeter City Council considering the possibilities and intricacies of realising the project. I’m also taking groups running in the site to explore the relationship between trees, breath and carbon in a performative way (Tom Powell, earth systems scientist has been helping me create this work) & I’m collaborating with Amy Shelton to make an Orchard Box to collect and share thoughts, ideas, visions, perspectives on the project. (the pic is looking at the stomata (breathing apparatus) of an apple leaf (Devonshire Quarrendon) down a microscope

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An exhibition at Bridport Art Centre which explores food, farming & our relationship with the environment. The other artists are Nessie Reid & Chris Drury. Get in touch with the Art Centre if you would like to attend the discussion & meal on 25 May.

River Exe Residency

I have just started a residency which runs until September working for Gingko Projects with East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, Environment Agency and Devon Wildlife Trust. I’m currently in the research phase, getting to know the people, the site which runs along the River Exe as it passes through the city of Exeter, and its inhabitants.Will keep you posted as I will be running a series of events in Spring/Summer.

 

Apple Olympics @FruitRoutes

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