Rita McMorrow: Founder of The TreeHuggers

Rita McMorrow: Founder of The TreeHuggers By Essie Valmadre  “Mum, you’ve gotta come! You and Dad would love it.” It was these words that started Rita McMorrow on her Woodfordian adventure over 20 years ago. Her son had been attending Woodford Folk Festival for some three years and decided that his parents needed to come along. After a little umming and ahing,…

Warm Fuzzy Memories of The Planting 2019 

By Essie Valmadre  A little over two months ago, Woodfordia was filled with folks big and small for three days of tunes, tasty treats and tinkering at the 2019 Planting Festival. Friday night’s Welcome Ceremony brought smiles to all faces and tears to more than a few eyes. Wrapped in their winter woollies and each other, Woodfordians…