Wildflower Weekend

A fantastic community effort! Thank you to everyone who attended the ‘Wildflower Weekend at Woodies’ event, in honour of Paul Woodruff on 14th August 2021.We had an incredible turn out, with 50 volunteers taking part over 2 sessions. A staggering 1,170 plant plugs were planted, all of which were grown by volunteers in the LCC …

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In July and early August the meadow was cut and the top third was chain harrowed to receive wild flower seed and wild flower plugs. Our trusty contractor EJ ward and his skilled driver Jonathon conducted both operations.

Gresgarth Hall

We would like to thank Sir Mark and Arebella Lennox – boyd for  kindly allowing us to brush harvest seed from their beautiful meadows outside Gresgarth Hall.  The wild flower and grass seed will allow us to add more diversity to Hermitage Field Community meadow. Some of the seed has been dried to grow into …

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More meadow seed

We were looking around for local meadow seed to restore Hermitage Field Community Meadow and both Claire Cornish one of our Trustees ( and meadow adviser for Cumbria Wildlife Trust) and Carol Edmondson (Meadow adviser, Forest of Bowland AONB and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust) suggested brush harvesting some of the Community Meadow on the Life …

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Caton Brownies

”Thank you once again for having us and making the session such fun”   We welcomed Caton Brownies to do a spot of wild flower spotting and planting with us to plant our community meadow and we all had fun! We forgot to do the rain dance but we watered in all the plugs. It was …

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