Plant trees in Australia with Ecosia

Regular readers will know that I support the ethical search engine Ecosia, which plants trees around the world, using funding raised by people using its alternative offering to some of the better known search providers. This Thursday, 23rd January, all Ecosia searches will help plant trees in Australia. It will use 100%Continue Reading

CYCLE300

At the start of the month I announced I was undertaking a fundraising challenge. I’ve since raised £330 and cycled 393 miles during September. Continue Reading

Gabriel Hemery cycling

I’m fundraising money to support Cancer Research by cycling at least 300 miles in September.  Usually I ride my bike to fundraise for Fund4Trees (I’m a trustee of the small arboricultural charity), but our next event is some way away. Like so many people, I have experienced the pain and worryContinue Reading

An interactive Google Map showing the journey of John Jeffrey (1850-1854)

John Jeffrey, the main character in my latest book Green Gold, walked, paddled and rode at least 10,000 miles across North America while hunting for plants from 1850-4. During the two years I spent researching and writing the book I plotted his travels in detail and can now publish the route in full for the first time.Continue Reading

Ride for Research 2012 in Reading City

I completed the Reading City leg of the 2012 Ride for Research event last weekend; riding about 21 miles. Thank you to all those who sponsored me. I exceed my personal fundraising target of £200 – today it stands at a little over £350. It’s not too late if youContinue Reading

Ride for Research

I am taking part in the 2012 Ride for Research event at Reading in September to raise money to support tree research. I would be very grateful for any donations – please visit my personal fundraising page. Fundraising is being undertaken through Virgin Money Giving and collected on behalf ofContinue Reading

My 32 mile cycling adventure through London in March with 22 other Ride for Research riders, in aid of raising funds to support research into acute oak decline disease, accumulated a total of £5,500.  A cheque was presented recently to scientists from Forest Research. Russell Ball’s personal account of organising theContinue Reading

I took part in the inaugural Ride for Research today; cycling 25 miles around London’s streets, visiting three schools along the way to plant trees with children and to raise money for tree research. We visited three London schools en route: two primary schools at Harrow and Islington, and aContinue Reading