It’s Grown in Britain Week!

What does that mean to you and me?

It means Grown in Britain has officially landed and is here to stay. Full stop.

It means it’s time for Dr Peter Bonfield OBE, Chief Executive of the Building Research Establishment to present THE report to the Owen Patterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. It means that in woodlands & offices & workshops round the country there are people making connections, organising events, raising awareness of this very new but very welcome initiative.

It means the culmination of endeavours we hope will deliver positive and lasting benefits (in fact it already is!) for a Forestry and Timber industry that we can all be proud of.

We’re being a little cryptic here, we know, but BIG  news is on the way that affects us all so stay tuned… even better get connected !

Steve Cook spend a day at the first school to start Grown in Britain weekTimber-Study-cover_sized Grown in Britain Logo0

What does Grown in Britain Week mean for English Woodlands Timber?

It means we get to talk incessantly to anyone who’ll listen for a whole week about where wood comes from, why it matters, how we can do it better, how we can do more of it.

And it’s not all about trees, it’s about people too.

It’s about how we can support the people that work in forestry and saw milling and tree growing and timber construction and furniture making and joinery and and and…

Theres no end to what we can talk about… but this week it begins & ends with Grown in Britain.

So we’d like to offer our heartfelt ‘CONGRATULATIONS’ to Peter Bonfield, Stuart Goodall, Dougal Driver, Ed Suttie, Ian Tubby, and all of the amazing GiB gang.

You really did it!!!!

Now have a fun week…

But wait, there’s more!!

They’ve been busy bees!! http://www.growninbritain.org/page.jsp?id=4

Follow the gang on Twitter @GrowninBritain

Read their blog http://www.growninbritain.org/page.jsp?id=7

Find an event near you http://www.growninbritain.org/events.jsp?id=5

What the TTJ are saying http://www.ttjonline.com/search/?q%5B%5D=grown+in+britain

Talk to Grown in Britain enquiries@growninbritain.org or @growninbritain

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