On 25th September the Oxfam Herts Hike is taking place in and around Heartwood Forest. It combines walking an attractive route in Hertfordshire countryside with the opportunity to fundraise for Oxfam’s work in relieving poverty. There are several routes you can choose from and all will be waymarked along the way. Last year over 220 walkers took part so why not do something active and get involved this year?
The money raised from donations and sponsorship will go to an Oxfam project in Bolivia to help farmers adapt to climate change. The farmers in a lowland area of Bolivia are rediscovering an ancient farming method to help them better manage climate shocks. Raised beds surrounded by water channels are used for crops and the channels provide drainage and irrigation as needed. This replaces a ‘slash and burn’ method which involves cutting down the forest and using each area of land for only three years before a new area of forest needs to be cut down.
If you would like to support the Herts Hike by walking on the day, helping with marshalling or making a donation to the project please go to www.oxfamstalbans.org or ring 01727 837229 or 01727 869775.