After much discussion it has been decided to move the second official planting weekend from the last weekend in August to the first weekend of October. This year it will be on the 6th and 7th of the month. There are a few and varied reasons for this. One is that there needs to be some focus on things other than planting, such as weeding, erosion control and general maintenance, although we can still plant trees if conditions are suitable. Spring is an especially good time for weeding.
We hope that this may overcome the usual clash with winter sports commitments which in the past has led many to arrive late, leave early or not be able to come at all. We also think that the possibility of warmer weather may entice more members to attend, it will give us the opportunity to enjoy the environment and the fruits of our labour without shivering.
Viva la revolución! Please spread the word and we hope to see you in October. Also watch out for more informal work-bees coming up in the last half of the year.