Planting the agenda from yesterdays "Celebrating Barrows Wildside Project" event on the wildlife banking area. Perhaps not as mad as it first appears - the paper is impregnated with native species wild flower seeds.
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Monday, 24 March 2014
Following the successful first phase (2013) of our Health Lottery funded training at Green Heart Den we are currently in the process of organising similar training workshops for Spring/Summer 2014. Sessions to include topics such as “What to grow all year round” – “Art in the garden” – “Cook and eat sessions”
...................Please watch this space as we aim to confirm dates over the following few weeks.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
06.03.2014 - Our first training session for 2014 - Meadow management and an introduction to wildlife for 12 pupils and 3 members of staff from Furness Academy. The session was facilitated by Cumbria Wildlife Trust Officer Sue Thurley.
Final figures for the first phase (2013) of our Health Lottery funded training at Green Heart Den are;
We have had 99 attendances from 39 individuals across 17 sessions.
Some attending on multiple occasions i.e. x2 attending 13 sessions, x1
attending 5 sessions x3 attending 4 sessions and x6 attending 2 sessions
and so on.
The workshops/activities have included;
Basic introduction to growing your own
How to design your own herb garden
Learning about edible flowers
Gardening for wildlife
Food for free - foraging
Cook and eat on the garden
Art in the garden
We’ve also had three schools sessions as part of the Health Lottery
funded training. St Georges School held two sessions within one day on the site,
with workshops led by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and paid for from our
funding. This involved 6 pupils and 2 staff members from the school.
Sacred Heart School had a session on the site for 10 pupils and 2 staff
We are currently planning training for 2014 Spring/Summer – the first
session on meadow management and introduction to wildlife was for 12
pupils and 3 staff from Furness Academy. Future work with women from
Women’s Community Matters is currently being planned.
Our training programme has been enabled from a grant we were awarded by The People’s Health Trust, using money raised by Healthable Community Interest Company through The Health Lottery.