NEWTON Abbot Community Interest Company and the Restoring Stover Park team are hosting a ‘Tree and Seed' event.

The event, which is to take place at the Courtenay Centre between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, February 3, will offer a variety of activities for people of all ages and is aimed at encouraging people to get involved in green activities.

Local people will be able to take away free tree whips, provided by Devon Wildlife Trust, as well as seeds from the Newton Abbot Seed Library.

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to find out about local gardening and green projects looking for volunteers to help with their projects.

Organisations including Devon Wildlife Trust, the Newton Abbot Allotment Association, the Newton Abbot Community Shed and Action for Climate in Teignbridge will also be promoting their activities.

Newton Abbot Community Interest Company's Emily Farrell said: 'We are excited to be part of this event, which we hope will inspire local people to get involved in a variety of gardening and outdoor projects that are taking place in their local neighbourhood.

'Please come along to find out more and collect your free tree to plant in your garden.'

Eve Malster, Community Engagement Officer from Stover Country Park, said: 'We are grateful for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Devon County Council for enabling the "Restoring Stover Park" project to bring this free event to the local community, promoting volunteering opportunities with Stover Country Park and our partners, including our micro-tree nursery project with Saving Devon’s Treescapes.'

Entry to the event is free although donations are welcome.

The Courtenay Centre café will also be open offering hot and cold beverages and delicious cake