Give Three Words

Thanks to IKEA and the National Lottery Community Fund, Pinhoe Village collaborated with groups across Exeter to create a project designed to help people speak up about the trees and green spaces that are dear to them

After several months working with cultural geographers at the University of Exeter, Gill Baker from Exeter Greenspaces Group (EGG) handed the project over to Pinhoe at the beginning of 2022. Since then, the Pinhoe Village team worked with the Art and Energy Collective culminating in a wonderful event at America Hall.

We spent the afternoon chatting with local residents, marking out the new Pinhoe map with special places and precious trees. Using leaf templates, we cut leaves from fabric squares which have been sewn onto a banner by Catherine West at Significant Seams.

We were able to serve our famous afternoon teas for everyone who came along – and even delivered some! Huge thanks to Maria for running a delicious event and Steve for all the local deliveries.

To make YOUR leaf, please contact us for a special kit which includes fabric and templates along with a survey to share your THREE WORDS: