Clare's SNJ Column July 2015
Stroud has been blooming! Everywhere looked lovely and I know a great deal of volunteer effort went into creating it, so well done to all. We entered the Stroud in Bloom window display and were very pleased to be awarded gold. Special thanks go to our brilliant volunteer, Deb Roberts, who took the superb photos and created our display.
As part of our Adult Education work we have been working on the Peli Pop Up Park (temporary park next to the farmers market) with our learners, and last week created a new rain garden with the help of Robert Bray Associates, sustainable drainage consultants. The plants are still getting established but already look lovely. The rain garden will be watered with the rain collected from the roof of the pub. It’s well worth a look. Next on the list is to plant up a green wall in the garden. We are also in the process of creating a small pond and rockery at The Exchange. At the time of going to press we are making a planting plan and it’s all very exciting.
We are organising pond dipping events during the summer holidays. If you have your own pond/water butt and have always wondered what those creatures are that you find, come and join us and our experts to find out.
We are organising ‘Bring Your Wellies To Work’ Lunchtime Walks; the next one is on Monday 10th August. It’s a 45 minute walk, so you will have time for a sandwich too.
One way you can support our work is to join our 100 Club. Contributors pay just £2 a month and are entered into a draw four times a year. Half the money raised goes to the charity and the other half goes to the winners. Even though our numbers are small at the moment, the prizes have been very good, so please help our charity and call into the eco shop to join.