Community Gardening and Conservation
Learn and grow with us in the Forest for free!
- Started 25 JanStarted 25 Jan
- Loewen Road
Join us weekly for free Community Gardening and Conservation sessions, equally ideal for those seeking new knowledge and skills and those just keen to get outdoors and active, and everyone in between! Purpose of the programme: • To help enhance our beautiful nature space for the benefit of wildlife, insects, and the children and families using the space • For Wildlings to share our knowledge, skills, land and our produce with the community • To raise eco-consciousness which is one of our key missions for 2024 • To help maintain and improve the initiatives we install at Wildlings for our education programmes, such as our container garden, composting and food waste digester Who is it for? • Adults and students (16yrs+) and young persons 13yrs to 15yrs if accompanied by an adult • Parents of children attending Forest School and Hornbills and Eagles Club members (sorry Sunbirds are too young) • Residents in the local area • Core Collective customers • Those interested in fitness, wellness, sustainable lifestyles • Those training to be Forest School Leaders or in the Outdoor Education sector • Other special interest groups and hobbyists What to expect each session? • Arrival – we will enjoy some produce from the gardens • Introduction talk based on the theme of the day. Walk and garden observation. • Practical action - get physical in the gardens! a) New action from this week's theme b) Follow-up actions from previous weeks • Pack-up • Reflection and farewells The theme for each session will be decided with the participants after the initial sessions: 1. Introduction to Wildlings' Gardens - tools, tips and techniques 2. Introduction to Wildlings' Gardens - focus on soils and plant health 3. Identifying local tropical plants and their ideal growing conditions