Other Projects

Outside of our open meetings we carried out other projects and occasional events.

St Nics Garden
The Pastoral Centre garden
We developed the garden at the St Nicolas Pastoral Centre to be a wildlife-friendly area. We put in a bug hotel, bee box, compost bin, herb spiral and lots of plants that bees, butterflies and other insects love. The garden positively buzzes on a sunny day! The St Nicolas Eco Team have now taken over maintenance of the garden and are carrying on with the good work.

Some of the plants we can recommend are alliums, buddleia, forget-me-nots, hebes, honeysuckle, sedum, lavender and viburnum. Buttercups, clover, daisies and dandelions are good too.

We ran a food-buying group buying in bulk from Suma at wholesale prices, to make fair trade and organic more affordable.

Results of our Christmas upcycling!

We held crafting sessions to make eco-friendly Christmas cards from recycled materials. In 2022 we resumed this as an annual event.


Wildlife-friendly plants at our plant swap
We took part in Village Day, Bookham Gardens Open Day, Late-night Christmas shopping, a declutter workshop held at the Letherhead Institute, had an information table at the Bookham Country Market, and held a plant swap.

Randalls Road Visit April 16
Purchases from Randalls Road CRC reuse shop
... and we visited

WWF-UK's sustainable headquarters in Woking 
Leatherhead Community Recycling Centre and Materials Recovery Facility
Riverside Vegetaria in Kingston