Our aim is to involve young people in our community in tree planting. Through Harmony Woods, our new and evolving community woodland, and associated growing gardens, we will teach care for the environment and provide opportunities for volunteering, learning, training, enjoyment and enhanced well-being. It is our long-term aim to offer a space that inspires a love of the natural world, and that encourages community cohesion through action.
By working closely with 25 schools in Andover and surrounding villages, our aim is to involve every young person in our community in 10 years of woodland creation 2012 - 2021. Every year we welcome 1000 children and young people, their teachers, families and friends to plant trees and wildflowers. Harmony Woods is the result of this collaborative action and our flagship community wood, providing a wealth of opportunities for learning in and about the natural environment. We have formed an outdoor learning partnership with 6 of the 25 schools, to develop programmes of study based on trees and woodlands, capable of delivering teaching and learning across the curriculum and using the wood that the children have will continue to plant as a base for field studies.
We run weekly volunteering sessions for adults of all ages and abilities across a number of locations focusing on growing trees and wildflowers and woodland management. Our locations include: the new Harmony Woods, mature woodland to which we have management rights, 4 community orchards, our community tree and wildflower nursery and schools' tree nursery beds. By involving the whole community in creating a resource and a legacy for Andover in the form of new urban woodland, open and accessible to all, we aim to aid the development of a sense of community and inclusivity in our expanding town.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Wildlife area, Sustainable/Green building on site
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Open access
By bus to Enham Alamein from Andover – Services 7 and C3
By bus to Augusta Park from Andover - Service 6
By car: Parking spaces adjacent to B&W cottage in ‘The Green’ in Enham (it’s not a ‘house’) – please do not park around ‘The Green’; alternatively,
plenty of spaces behind the Enham Trust charity coffee shop opposite – a great place for a light lunch or cake and a cuppa after your walk.
Walk up Anton Lane, past last house on the left, past fingerpost footpath sign, walk another 50m you will find steps cut into bank on your left.
By car: Park at East Anton Sports Pavilion, accessed via new housing development (East Anton Farm Rd, Pavilion Rd) and proceed past the
pavilion through the gates into the Diamond Wood – the community planted Harmony Woods section is to your left at the end of the stone track. https://www.andovertrees.org.uk/contact
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