Transition Stroud’s Woodfuel project

The Transition Stroud Woodfuel project involves people helping the National Trust with conservation work inre turn for wood that they can burn at home. It was previously known as the Randwick Woodfuel group, but for the last 3 years has been under the umbrella of Transition Stroud.

 

 

!cid_9846C126-8993-4479-84A3-AE158EC5BCA6@homeWe have around 30 people in the group although we usually limit numbers to around 12 depending on the site we are working in. In return for 3 to 4 hours of conservation work on National Trust land, participants get to take home a boot full of wood which they can then chop up at home. The group meets 5 or 6 times during the winter and occasionally during the summer months. 

 

December 2013 celebrating over 600 volunteer hours with baked potatoes and more

In 2010 we looked at various proposals as to how we should establish the group. Anyone interested in setting up a similar group could find our discussion useful.

 

See details athttp://ruscombegreen.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/woodfuel-project-in-randwick-woods.html

 

Here is a 3 minute film from 2014 about the project: http://stroudcommunity.tv/woodfuel/

 

See our first film of this project at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/12-go-into-the-woods-with-loppers/

 

Contact John Fisher, project coordinator at john@citizensonline.org.uk for more details.