Our latest charity update | Working together with FACE and UK’s future farmers

Since the end of last year, pennies have started to amass in donations from our online bare root plant sales.  We expect to see these soar over the next few months as we dispatch tens of thousands of trees and hedging plants before the bare root season finishes as we approach April.

Our support of the FACE Farming and Countryside Education charity started at the end of last year when we chose to support them alongside our parent company, British Hardwood Tree Nursery, by donating 1p per bare root plant* purchased online in their 25th Anniversary season.

There’s a way to go yet but we’re really encouraged as in just the first few weeks, we’re on the way to almost 40% of the donations we hope to raise before the season is out.

FACE are running seminars throughout 2015 on topics across the School Curriculum.  For further details, please make sure you catch up with their latest news, topics and events calendar.

We’ve also added our own How To videos to the FACE video library, a powerful resource of information for schools and educational establishments across the UK. You can watch How to plant a bare rooted tree and How to attach a tree tube on our Planting and Maintenance Advice page too, as well as in the FACE video library along with other useful educational videos from supporters and partners.

logosFACE, supported by the National Farmers Union, is partnered by over 80 membership organisations including the East of England Agricultural Society, the Soil Association and Country Landowners Association.

FACE Farming and Countryside EducationWhilst our active support and promotion of FACE within the UK is important, the most direct contribution we can make is in the form of donations – hence the penny per bare root plant* sold online this season – but don’t let that stop you donating directly to FACE to show your support to the cause.  You can visit their website and donate here – and if you’re feeling social – they’re on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, too!

Keep supporting FACE by buying your trees, hedging and accessories from us and let’s get our children involved in farms, agriculture and the Great British countryside!

* Excludes combination packs and fruit trees.

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