Permaculture in The Bay Trust

As the new CEO of The Bay Trust I have spoken with many members of the public since joining three weeks ago and regularly hear people ask questions about why we use permaculture design principles in our gardens and what it means. So I have written this brief blog to...

Introducing our new CEO at The Bay Trust

Our new CEO is Carolyn Jackson, Carrie to her friends. She brings with her over 35 years of experience in the field of health and wellbeing, higher education, research, practice development and innovation. Here she talks briefly about her vision for The Bay Trust in...

Dementia action week 2019

  As I am writing this blog it is 12 weeks to the day that my beautiful mother Jean passed away at the age of 79.  I had been her main carer since her diagnosis with mixed dementia in February 2012. At first, she managed to live independently in Dorset, but over...

An organic garden in winter

  Winter Maintenance The gardeners and volunteers have got stuck into winter maintenance - clearing and pruning, path and border edging, deadheading, mulching, weeding, leaf collecting and composting. The last of the leaves on the trees have nearly all dropped...

Garen to Plate

The Garden and Tea Room are at the heart of our ‘garden-to-plate’ food project. Making use of the fruit, vegetables and salads grown by our gardeners and volunteers, the menu changes daily depending on what’s fresh from the garden. We compost all organic vegetable...

Recycling and Upcycling

During your visit to the Pines Calyx you will notice many functional objects from where you wipe your feet, to hang your coat. These unremarkable but essential items have been cleverly recycled from man made and natural materials. Take time to...

Growing organic veg in July

  Cucumbers To keep your cucumbers sweet, remember to pinch off the male flowers.  You can see the tiny baby cucumber at the base of female flowers so you should be able to easily tell the difference.   Keep your cucumbers tied in and take off and burn any leaves...

Volunteers Event

Volunteering brings many benefits, such as better health, learning something new, improving your existing skills and making friends. The Bay Trust has a team of volunteers who help out in a variety of ways.  Anita Sedgewick spoke to some of them about why they chose...