Welcome to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust!

We’re pleased to announce that Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is the most recent new member of the Herefordshire Green Network.

Our network includes more than 40 organisations from across the county – all are engaged locally in issues relating to the environment and sustainable living.

Benefits of being part of the network includes reaching an increasingly wide audience of interested local people via our regular mailings, a showcase opportunity via our monthly HGN Gatherings, and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and activities with other grassroots and strategic organisations in the county at quarterly member meetings.

If the work of your organisation relates to our areas of interest and you would like to join us, please get in touch! contact@hgnetwork.org

Tomorrow – our Summer Solstice Gathering

Join us at De Koffie Pot tomorrow evening for a gorgeous summer solstice gathering of song, information, fun and discussion.

From 6pm with the Turnastone Peace Choir, and from 7.30pm with Looby Macnamarra and Chris Evans of Applewood Permaculture Centre.

Bring a friend, grab a drink, come and join in…

Tomorrow is Tomorrow!

Join Herefordshire Green Network for this inspiring, feel-good movie about the best ways to solve our ecological crisis.

Presented by our own David Gillam, and followed by a panel discussion with Christine Hope (Hopes of Longtown / Herefordshire Rural Hub) and Chris Evans (Applewood – the Golden Valley Permaculture Centre).

Wednesday 14th June, 6pm at The Courtyard, Hereford

More details here.

Getting the Green Network Together…

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We are starting to plan the next HGN members meeting – and intend to get everyone together in early September.. at which point we can reflect on the summer we’ve had and look forward together to the work of the Autumn & Winter.

If anyone would like us to try to meet sooner, or like to be added to the mailing list for this meeting, please contact Kate: contact@hgnetwork.org


And some good news for this weekend in case all else is feeling bleak… on Wednesday this week renewable sources of energy generated more than half of the UK’s electricity for the first time. You probably already knew – but good things are worth repeating…

Permaculture Your Solstice!

Come and join this month’s Solstice special HGN Gathering and explore ways to create a more positive culture for ourselves, our communities and the world. Hear about Herefordshire’s lovely Applewood Permaculture Centre, and learn about some permaculture ideas & principles from inspirational teachers Looby Macnamara & Chris Evans. 

And join us earlier at 6pm for a Solstice Sing with the Turnastone Peace Choir.


More details here, and on our website calendar.


Highways & Byways

Join Hereford Civic Society’s for their next event on the 15th June with Civil Engineer, Richard Perkins of Balfour Beatty in Herefordshire. Richard manages and maintains the county’s huge highways network, and will be giving an illustrated insight into this subject of endless public concern and debate.


Hereford Civic Society is an independent local charity representing people who care about the City – we are the City’s built environment forum who:- 

  • Encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in Hereford

  • Stimulate public interest in, and care for the beauty, history and character of the area of the city and its surrounding

  • Encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest

HCS pursues these ends by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, a quarterly magazine and promotion of schemes of benefit to the Hereford community.

For more information click here.

Empowering Women with Permaculture

From the 17-20th August join Looby Macnamara and Maddy Harland (editor of the Permaculture Magazine) for an experiential journey for women who are seeking to find their voice, walk further on their journey and reach their potential.
For more details see www.designedvisions.co.uk or find Applewood on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApplewoodPermacultureCentres/

Charging Electric Vehicles

Do you worry about where you are going to charge your electric vehicle? Are you put off buying an electric vehicle because of the lack of charging points? Do you have a charging point that you could let others use?

chargie.net is a new idea to allow peer to peer sharing of charging points. It’s like Airbnb for EVs!

It would be good to see some more charging points across the Marches showing on this map so please share this link widely!

Creating Decent Jobs in an Era of A.I.

How do we create good work in the era of globalisaiton, Uber and artificial intelligence? The Citizen’s Economic Council wants suggestions on how to create good work. We’ll be identifying ideas to put to the council.

Join Perry Walker, Talk Shop TONIGHT, 7.30 – 9.30 at De Koffie Pot, Left Bank Hereford for the next in the regular series of Politics, Ethics and Environment Discussion Nights. More information here.

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