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Newquay Community Orchard
Newquay Community Orchard: helping people, helping the planet

Recently I had to pleasure to visit a rather amazing place near Newquay in Cornwall, Newquay Community Orchard. The site is…

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Christmas decorations
Stop the commercialisation of Christmas – I want to opt out!

‘The most important things in life are not things’ – Anthony J. D’Angelo This quote is a mantra that pops into…

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Trevisker Garden Centre
Reducing plastic pollution in Cornwall: Action Nan visits Trevisker Garden Centre

Trevisker is set to be Cornwall’s first plastic-free garden centre. I recently visited Trevisker Garden Centre when I attended one of…

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Kingsley II hybrid passenger ferry
The Kingsley II: a new hybrid electric passenger ferry on the Fal River

I recently had the pleasure of taking my grandchildren on a river trip from Trelissick, near Truro to St Mawes on…

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foraging with cornishwildfood
A foraging walk with Cornish Wild Food

Do you know your Docks from your Dandelions or your Sorrel from your Samphire and even more importantly are they safe…

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Action Nan, Trash Warrior — How I’m using my electric bike to tackle litter in Cornwall

I had something of a revelation recently, when I took to my brand new electric bike to explore Cornwall. For anyone…

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Exploring the off road cycling and walking Clay Trails around St Austell

I have always been a keen cyclist but must admit to having fallen by the wayside in recent years, favouring walking…

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The Final Straw founder Pat Smith
Support The Final Straw Cornwall campaign & help reduce single-use plastic waste

I am Pat Smith (known variously as Action Nan or Nanny Pat depending on what I am up to!), owner of Bosinver…

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Action Nan Pat Smith meets Wayne Dixon, award-winning environmental campaigner walking around Britain
Meet Wayne Dixon, the man who is litter picking around the UK coast

It’s wonderful to meet inspiring people, and so I was keen to meet Wayne Dixon, a former social worker and soldier…

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A journey to Looe by train could become a family adventure
Nanny Pat’s adventures: a rainy day trip to Looe

A wet Friday in August, three grandchildren to look after, where shall we go today? There is no doubt about it,…

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