On 24th March, Black2Nature held a tree planting day at Nempnett Pastures, planting over 250 trees in a hedge line, to add to the many other trees planted in the past few years with the support of Chew Valley Plants Trees. The day also gave the young people coming back to the farm the opportunity to carry out maintenance of the saplings planted in past years to ensure they thrived.   Black2Nature, Nempnett Pastures and Chew Valley Plants Trees have had a very productive relationship since first collaborating in 2021, planting hundreds of trees in Nempnett Thrubwell and involving lots of folks who might otherwise get such an opportunity. Nempnett Pastures produce pasture-fed turkeys, chickens and beef with owners George and Megan Ford working closely with nature through incorporating regenerative farming practices such as planting more trees which both increases biodiversity and shelter for their animals and wildlife. “We love working together with Black2Nature, planting trees and watching the children, teenagers and families enjoy themselves here on our beautiful farm”. Black2Nature has the purpose of introducing nature and the outdoors to disadvantaged Visible Minority Ethnic young people. Their founder and President, Mya-Rose Craig, is from Compton Martin and a former pupil of Chew Valley School.  

“Our focus is on teaching young Visible Minority Ethnic people from the inner city how to utilise the outdoors to have a positive impact on their mental and physical well-being. Planting trees at Nempnett Pastures is a great opportunity to do this”, says Ayesha from Black2Nature.