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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Plant a Green Gathering Grove and Standing Stone

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As an award-winning event focused on climate and community resilience, taking care of the site where we hold our festival is hugely important to everyone involved with The Green Gathering.

In 2019 and 2021 we undertook necessary work to make safe trees within Piercefield Park which were at risk of dropping limbs and making our festival unsafe.

While the work was carried out in an environmentally sympathetic manner, since then we have felt an increasing urgency to balance this tree surgery with regeneration of the site.

We're so excited! Our proposal to create an educational and celebratory grove of native trees within Piercefield Park has this week been approved by the site owners.

Our Green Gathering Grove will enhance local biodiversity; and it will provide a space for our community to celebrate and to remember with sadness, gratitude and joy people from our festival family who have died.

The trees we plant may be small but in time future generations will be wowed by them, as we are each year by the wondrous Wise Old Oak, grown from a tiny acorn planted in Piercefield Park's past.

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  • Em Weirdigan8 days ago
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    8 days ago

    Happy Summer Solstice! We've planted a STANDING STONE on our festival site: a memory stone; a huggable stone; a stone we can lean against when we remember friends who’ve died, when we grieve for lost biodiversity, and when we celebrate life with our community. We haven't quite raised enough funds to pay for the stone and to finish our grove of native trees but we are three-quarters of the way there, and with your help we know we'll complete the task. Thank you so much. Spread the word!

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  • Em Weirdigan1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    I have super exciting news... Having planted the inner circle of our grove with native trees, and with a plan to plant two outer rings over the next two years, we've had the go-ahead to erect a standing stone in the centre, in time for this summer's festival! This will be a memory stone; a huggable stone; a stone we can lean against when we remember friends who've died, when we grieve for lost biodiversity, and when we celebrate life with our community. The crowdfund target has been raised to cover costs, please contribute if you can xx

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  • Em Weirdigan4 months ago
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    4 months ago

    After some incredibly generous contributions we're just £40 from our original target, which we think will be enough to plant and protect all the trees in the 3 circles of our Grove. We've upped the target to £1500 because we'd absolutely LOVE to plant a standing stone in the centre of the Grove, and we hope our festival community might want to chip in to make that happen too! We'll tell you more about the Stone if we start to creep close to the extended target. Spread the word and watch this space :) For now, here's a rough birds-eye sketch.

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Page last updated on: 6/21/2022 23.41

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42

  • T bag

    T bag

    Jun 21, 2022

    £40.00

  • Tony P

    Tony P

    Jun 15, 2022

    Love this, great work folks. This one is for Tom

    £20.00

  • Keef

    Keef

    Jun 15, 2022

    Miss you mate - keep on fixing the universe.

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 5, 2022

    Towards the standing stone, for Dave

    £150.00

  • Society of Imaginary Friends

    Society of Imaginary Friends

    Feb 24, 2022

    All is Quiet in the Garden!! Great Stuff Green Gathering.. xxx

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 24, 2022

    💕 love trees 🎄 providing food for a future

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 23, 2022

    Well done. Keep up the good work xx

    £10.00

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Em Weirdigan

Em Weirdigan

Chepstow, Wales

Hi, I'm a director of The Green Gathering festival, I look after the traders, area co-ordinators, publicity and various other odd jobs. The Green Gathering Grove will be partly in memory of my partner Dave Weirdigan, GG Entertainments Co-ordinator until he died in 2019.

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