Gardening for the Planet - Help Nature Thrive

Start: Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:00 PM

End: Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:00 PM

This event for people in Wealden is about what can be done to help the natural environment and biodiversity right now in our own gardens and nearby open spaces. It will inspire action for nature through presentations and discussion. A chance to share and exchange ideas about good practice and motivate us to make changes to protect insects and wildlife in the local habitat.

About the Guest Speakers:

  • Dave Goulson Professor of biology at the University of Sussex specializing in the ecology and conservation of insects, particularly bumblebees, he is the author of several books: Silent Earth: averting the insect apocalypses and The Garden Jungle: Gardening to save the Planet.
  •  Tom Forward Ecologist & Wildlife Guide for Ashdown Forest and Knepp Wildland will talk on 'Ashdown Forest to Knepp Wildlands and beyond - introducing the Weald to Waves initiative & exploring the potential of wildlife corridors
  • Keith Obbard Green Party District Councillor for Withyham and a member of the High Weald Bee Keepers' Association will present about the pros and cons of domestic beekeeping.

Break out participatory groups:

No-dig gardening; Creating wildflower verges; Creating wildlife ponds; Better composting: caring for woodland; benefits of dead-hedging

Participants choose a group to attend, facilitated by a WGP volunteer, to share good practise

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The programme and further details are available when you register.

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