How Do Food Banks Work?

Did you know there are more than 400 food banks across the country? How do they work and could you help your local food bank? The recent recession and economic crisis has seen a huge increase in the number of people who visit food banks in order to get food that ordinarily they may not […]

Grow Your Own Salad Vegetables

Turn your garden into a mini allotment when you start to grow your own salad vegetables. Here’s the lowdown on what to grow and when.   Tomatoes Plant two tomato seeds into a small garden pot around 2-3 weeks after the last frost of the year. It’s important to pot two seeds just in case […]

Jungle Club Easter fun

  Take a look at these pics from our Easter Holiday Jungle Club on 22nd April. A good time was had by all!   Photos by Action 21 volunteer photographer Gill Allcock.

The Hunt Continues….Update on Action 21’s Search for New Premises

  Since our last news a month ago we’ve been busy searching for new premises for the Re-Useful Centre.   We’ve viewed a number of local properties and have a much clearer idea of availability, costs and size – and we’re thinking creatively about the type of premises that the Re-Useful Centre could occupy. Many […]

Launch of Mend, Make & Modify group

Both wine and creative juices flowed at the launch of this new Skill Share project! We were inundated with visitors and an enjoyable and productive time was had by all. Huge thanks to all who came, and especially to volunteers Jodie, Gillian, Rosalie and Elaine for helping facilitate the day.   This group is free […]

Call for help to find Action 21 new premises

  Action 21 is looking to find new premises in the light of the news that part of Sydenham Industrial Estate – the local sustainability charity’s current location – is being strongly considered for housing development.   Action 21 has operated at Ramsey Road since 2009, when a local property owner assisted the local sustainability […]

Pruning Workshop was a cut above the rest!

  On the 25th of January, in partnership with Canalside Community Food, around 20 people came down to our fruit tree pruning workshop. The aim of the event was to learn about pruning young pear and apple trees to develop their shape and growth, as well as investigating instances of tree disease. The project was […]

Volunteering helps Natalia move on up in the world

  Once a month here on the Action 21 blog we’re going to showcase the story of one of our past or present volunteers, to illustrate both the amazing work they do for us and the benefits that volunteering has for the individual. We hope that these stories will highlight the myriad reasons people volunteer […]

Five Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably

Happy New Year from everyone here at Action 21! We’ve had the most amazing 2013 but this is the season, inevitably, to look forward into the future. With that in mind, we want to start 2014 off by listing the top five simple ways you can live more sustainably in the New Year.     […]

Warwick mums learn how to knit

    A pioneering partnership initiative between Action 21, Warwick District U3A (University of the Third Age) and Westgate Children’s Centre in Warwick has been attracting young mums from Warwick to learn how to knit.   As part of our Skill Share project, members of the local U3A ‘Woolpack’ knitting group have been running free […]