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There are 2 week volunteer and adventure programmes in The Amazon, Fiji and Africa – limited spaces available. For further details log on to: www.vesabroad.com

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This code was created by the Scottish Wild Mushroom Forum, a group consisting of representatives of conservation organisations, landowners, public land owning bodies, mushroom buyers and mushroom packers. To learn more, please log on to: http://www.snh.org.uk/publications/on-line/NaturallyScottish/fungi/wildmushroom.asp

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The Scottish Wild Harvests Association was formed following a series of workshops and meetings run by Reforesting Scotland (http://www.reforestingscotland.org/projects/wild_harvests_sector_support.php)
People working in wild harvest busineses decided it would be in their interest to be part of a supportive group.
To learn more about its aims, please log to to the website at: www.scottishwildharvests.org.uk

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There are two farmers markets in Renfrewshire that you can support. They provide an excellent opportunity to buy quality produce from local businesses.

Paisley Farmers Market – 2nd and last Saturday of each month, from 9am – 1pm, at County Square (beside the main Gilmour Train Station). There are up to 30 producers to purchase from.

Lochwinnoch Farmers Market – Held 4 times per year on 1st Sunday or March, June, eptember and December, from 11am to 2.30pm. The market is both indoor and outdoor at the Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

Further information is available at: www.scottishfarmersmarkets.co.uk

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The idea of opening up gardens to the public to raise funds for charity is developing. Within Renfrewshire, individual gardens within Lochwinnoch have opened up. Public gardens have been promoted including Sma’ Shot Cottages Heritage Centre, Paisley Gardens and Barshaw Park Walled Garden. To learn more about the garden scheme please log on to: www.gardensofscotland.org

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It’s Liftshare Week which is seeking to encourage more car sharing within workplaces and local neighbourhoods. To find out more, you can get advice from  Liftshare.com or discuss it with us. Log on to: http://www.liftshare.com/v3/pages/liftshare_week.asp

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