News from the Front Line

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As we leave Lockdown, heading into Spring

As the second lockdown comes to an end, we are continuing to follow the Government Guidelines. Since March 8th 2021 our ‘Lone Rangers’ (litter pickers) and ‘Secret Gardeners’ have been back out working hard throughout the valley, working on their own or with one other ‘buddy’. From 29th March 2021 we are now able to […]

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Rewilding Rossendale

Rewilding Rossendale Just Giving – Rewilding Rossendale link CPR wants to improve the biodiversity of the ecosystems in the Rossendale urban environment. That name doesn’t trip off the tongue, so we are calling it Re-wilding Rossendale! Read more about it all below.  If you have no time to spare, then consider a Just Giving donation […]

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In Your Greenhouse in Autumn

Autumn can be a busy time in a greenhouse. There’s the routine cleaning and tidying up for starters; leaving musty corners and unswept floors allows bugs and bacteria to thrive, some of which can cause no end of problems for the new seedlings you’re getting ready to sow. But, once the plant pots and seed […]

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Sue’s Story

I became a secret gardener in Feb 2016 taking on the HOG (Haslingden Old Rd Gardens) at Tup Bridge which was overgrown with brambles and nettles. It had annoyed me every day for several years as I went about my community based job & pulled up at the traffic lights daily. I’d worked with Civic […]

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Lynn’s Story

I joined Civic Pride Rossendale about four years ago slightly concerned that everyone would be gardening experts, knowing all there is to know in horticulture and wondering if I would measure up to their standards. After receiving a very warm welcome I was put to work alongside other volunteers all with different levels of experience […]

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