Planting a network of hedgerows to connect people and nature

Tarot Couzyn




Lifelines connects community and faith groups with farmers, helping to plant a network of hedgerows and wildlife corridors across the country. 

With UK biodiversity plummeting and global carbon emissions still soaring, it’s time to put our differences aside, get our hands in the earth, and start planting!

Hedgerows are amazing. They unite and connect habitats. They provide homes and food to thousands of species of birds, mammals, and insects, and they create safe corridors for them to move through the country. They store carbon in their deep roots, improve soil quality, and reduce flood risk. They provide birdsong and blossom, and they transform our footpaths. They are a lifeline for the natural world, and for us too.

Our train-the-trainers weekend workshop will teach community and faith leaders the practical skill of planting hedgerows, so that they can organise their own volunteer group, be matched with one of our participating farmers, and take part in an unforgettable weekend of planting.

Much more than a volunteering weekend, groups will have an immersive experience of nature connection, learn the principles of spiritual ecology, build human relationships across differences, and come away with a deeper knowledge and love for the natural world.

We are currently signing up farmers, and leaders of community groups or faith groups who would like to participate, for planting season Nov 2023 – March 2024. Please see documents below for more details and contact tarot@stethelburgas.org.

Like the project but can’t participate yourself? Become a hedge-funder and

Pledge a Hedge!

It couldn’t be easier. One metre of new hedgerow costs us £15 to plant. Simply choose the number of metres you’d like to have planted on your behalf, or as a gift to a loved one, and pay through the button below.

donate to pledge a hedge

If you’d like to discuss a large or corporate donation please feel free to get in touch tarot@stethelburgas.org

Click here to meet to meet some of our participating farmers for the Nov 2023 – March 2024 planting season.


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