Agriculture and biodiversity

Malmesbury CAN includes Fruitful Malmesbury , a project to provide Malmesbury with a community orchard. The aims of this project include sharing, healthy food and sustainable growing. Please read the website for more details.

Tree planting was a popular topic at the MCAN event in January 2020. A tree-planting activity was planned for spring 2020 but due to the COVID-19 crisis, this was postponed. We look forward to an event when it is safe to hold one.

  • Wildflowers and Wiltshire Council
    We have also received word from Wiltshire Council that they will be trialing wildflowers up along the Filands road this is going to be great for the future and we hope to get them to do more in and around Malmesbury. And we will keep you updated with the latest developments in the progress with…
  • Tree planting
    The trees are a range of different species from Silver Birch, Rowan, Wild Cherry, Blackthorn and hedge saplings consist of Dog Rose, Hawthorn, Hazel, Crab Apple, Dogwood These would have been planted in a range of different places that were picked out to benefit Malmesbury as a town. And Helping The Community Of Malmesbury will…
  • Lockdown idea
    Lockdown Campaign Idea: Write to our Councillors to ask them to consider their approach to mowing down verges, teeming with wildlife. Have a look at the campaign for #nomowmay – the National Trust is one of many participants.
  • The Blue Campaign – what’s it all about?
    We were recently made aware of the Blue Campaign which… Asks Councils to “allocate areas of land which you manage to wildflower meadow. This would mean an annual cut-and-collect followed by little or no maintenance, reducing your costs and carbon footprint, whilst encouraging wildlife to re-inhabit the area” Working with Plantlife, provides best practice guidance…