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Podcast 133 - Caring For God’s Acre with Harriet Carty

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Release Date: 10/25/2021

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This week’s guest is Harriet Carty. Harriet is the Charity Director & Beautiful Burial Ground Project Manager at Caring for God’s Acre, an organisation which works nationally to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy burial grounds and graveyards. These sites are refuges for wildlife, veteran trees and plants. They’re community assets which need protecting and preserving for us and for future generations and I was fascinated to find out more about what’s being done to look after these local treasures.

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What we cover

About Caring For God’s Acre

Why it’s so important to protect burial grounds and the wildlife and plants that call then home

Burial grounds as important historical sites and as a link to the past

Veteran trees and ancient yews in burial grounds

Biodiversity in burial sites

How you can get involved with recording wildlife

How to check if your local church is involved

About Caring for God’s Acre

“Caring for God’s Acre works nationally to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy burial grounds and graveyards. There are over 20,000 burial grounds in England and Wales, ranging from small rural medieval churchyards to large Victorian city cemeteries, spanning different cultures, religions and centuries. Appealing to many who are interested in local history and the natural world, burial grounds encapsulate the history of communities whilst offering refuge for our native wildlife.” https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk

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www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk

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