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Woodside Farm Community Garden makeover!

Friday 17th February 2017

Woodside Farm, Derbyshire Wildlife TrustWoodside Farm, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Thanks to a generous donation from Derbyshire County Council, we are going to revitalise the Woodside Farm garden from the 14th March so that it can be better used by school groups, the public and most importantly wildlife.

With the help of our brilliant volunteers our plans involve improvement of the picnic area facilities to create more space, essential for the school groups that learn there. Children who visit will benefit from better bug hunting sites so they can get to grips with creepy crawlies, a larger diversity of water invertebrates in the murky depths of the ponds and a greater biodiversity of meadow flowers.

New rabbit proof raised beds will contain a mixture of bee friendly, traditional dyers plants and sensory herbs, helping our declining pollinators. Three fruit trees will provide beautiful blossom and fruit for birds and bees. A new bird screen and feeders will be beneficial for song birds, allowing us to watch them without intruding.

This project will benefit people and wildlife, allowing us to grow our interest and understanding of the environment, but also to continue our support of the nature around us.