The Papillon Project, inspiring High Schools across Norfolk to develop sustainable allotments is launched! Last Friday, at Sprowston Community Academy in Norwich over 130 people came together to celebrate and hear about plans for the future.

Supported by Garden Guru Bob Flowerdew and Co founder of Permaculture, David Holmgren, the project is based on the successful Reepham Allotment Project and is already working with 3 new schools, with a further 6 in the pipeline and a growing number of others considering getting the Project’s help. Here’s a brief clip of David Holmgren (all the way from Australia) and how Papillon is helping to deliver Permaculture:

There were also presentations from Frances Tophill, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Gardeners’ World’, and a keen allotmenteer, and Richard Powell O.B.E. an inspiring campaigner for the natural world.

And here’s a short video of the launch event and the wider project by Amie Beth Steadman of ‘That’s Norfolk TV’:

The Papillon Project is currently a Limited Company and hopes soon to register as a Charity. I am proud to be its Chair of Trustees and support the inspirational Founder and Leader, Matt Willer.

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