Clare's Monthly News Column February 2016
25 February 2016
We are planning our summer programme of events and we are always looking for new activities; if you have an idea for a new event or activity, please get in touch with me.
Coming up is the Stroud Farmers’ Market Children’s Day on Saturday March 12th. We will have a stall in the Farmers’ Market and we will be running three activities: taster’s passport, where children can taste products on participating stalls, seed sowing so they can grow a plant at home and decorating a bag to use around the market.
You can join us for a gentle stroll through the nature reserves in Chalford’s Golden Valley. The rich wildlife is a feature here, with a good chance of seeing dippers, kingfishers, grey wagtails and spring woodland flowers. It’s on Wednesday 6 April 10am - 12.30pm and the cost is £5/adult and £2/child. Places are limited to 10 people so booking and paying in advance is essential.
Our courses are filling up, but there is still space on our Going Wild In Your Garden course running on Saturday 9 and Saturday 23 April from 9.30am - 4.30pm in Stroud. You will be able to discover how to transform your garden, big or small, into a wildlife haven with this 2 day course. We’ll be looking at simple ways to make your patch irresistible to the wild things. You’ll be creating a plan for your patch on the first day, and then getting your hands dirty on the second day as we make wildflower seed bombs, wildlife hibernacula and a mini bog garden The course will include both theory and hands-on practical sessions. Cost for adult: £25 / £17.50 concessions. We also have spaces on the Introduction to Permaculture weekend course. This takes place over two full days at Day’s Cottage in Brookthorpe on 16 and 17 April. This course costs £60 / £42 concessions.