The sheep are back! Yes, our visiting four-legged mowers are back on duty at Pan Mill Meadows, Newport. Our work to restore this meadow to safe grazing condition last year seems to have paid off – they are enjoying the grass.
Although some of them have horns, they are not goats – sheep do have horns too. Continue reading →
Official opening of the Gift to Nature Shop, 12 Holyrood St, Newport PO30 5AU (opposite Hurst’s) 14:00 26 May 2017
Holyrood Street will be welcoming a unique shop on Friday 26 May. Island countryside conservation charity the Island 2000 Trust is opening its first shop to get the countryside message to the high street.
The Gift to Nature shop is selling both new and preloved products, all focussed on the outdoor, garden and countryside theme. Continue reading →
If you’re at Appley Park look out for our newest installation – the Ryde Frame!
With support from Goodleaf Tree Climbing and the Isle of Wight Council we have commissioned and installed a wonderful new feature at Appley Park. Made by creatives Dave Badman and Lisa Long at Ecclestone George.
The #RydeFrame is the perfect place to take a selfie with Ryde’s iconic Appley Tower. Have a go, and don’t forget to tag us into your selfies!
Thanks to the WightAID Foundation for this generous support! With the beautiful background of Golden Hill Country Park we received a big cheque (literally) from Sue Lucas of WightAID. This will go towards better information and signage across all our 30 sites.
Also pictured is our chairman Brian Friend (left) and G2N Manager Matt Chatfield (right).
The meadows at Pig Leg Lane have sat within the Island’s agricultural landscape for over 4000 years and the archaeological evidence of its long history still survives today.
Dr Ruth Waller will be giving a talk explain the archaeological clues left behind by our ancestors who farmed the land since the Bronze Age. From the evidence for the lives of our prehistoric ancestors to the landscape changes brought about by the coming of the railways and Victorian industry, the Pig Leg Lane site tells the story of how people from the past have used the land around Monktonmead Brook if you know how to recognise the clues left behind on the ground. Come along and learn the human history of this wonderful piece of our natural heritage.
Wednesday 8th March at 7pm, All Saints Hall, Ryde
FREE EVENT but donations to Gift To Nature most welcome.
Please call the Gift To Nature events line 01983 201565 to book, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is no charge, but donations can be made to Gift To Nature.
As part of the drive to raise our profile and funds for the charity, We are branching out into the high street. We cannot divulge the exact location yet, as all the behind scenes paperwork is still being completed, but we can reveal our shop will focus on outdoor living and offer a range of new and donated goods related to enjoying our great outdoors.
But we need your help ! Please have a look around your cupboards and sheds and if you find items you no longer use please donate them to our new venture. We are not really looking for house decor, but if you’ve already sorted a few boxes in a new year fit of enthusiasm, then don’t worry we are happy to take everything and if there’s anything not part of the theme we will gladly pass it on to another local charity shop.
We are especially happy to receive:
Anything associated with;
Garden ornaments and furniture
Artwork depicting rural scenes
Rural arts and crafts
Or anything else associated with outdoor pursuits
If you have higher value items you are looking to sell please get in touch as we will also be acting as an agency taking a commission on higher ticket price items. You can drop off your donations to our office at the Shide Meadows Centre in Newport or contact us and arrange a collection.
We are incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers to help us with some of the essential landscape work, but if that’s not for you, this could be your chance to shine. We will need help in the shop and need to compile a roster of people who could offer some retail support. Get in touch if you might be interested and will will give you some more details
This is a big step for the charity and we are really looking forward to taking on the challenge to bring something new to the island retail sector as well as lifting our profile with the general public.