Volunteers sought for hedge laying in Brockwell Park

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 Reposted from Brockwell Park Community Partners.  We have organised a marathon hedge laying week! We need you!

A group of volunteers planted 177 metres of mixed native hedging in 2004/05 as the first part of our Biodiversity Hedge to help enrich wildlife habitat in our park.  We are now going to lay these original hedge saplings, which is a method of encouraging the hedge to thicken and grow nearer the ground so as to provide protection for wildlife. So we have organised a marathon hedge laying week! We need you!

We will be starting by the Tulse hill entrance (opposite pond three), and working up toward the end of the Brockwell Gate Estate. There will be skilled hedge layers to guide us on each day using natural materials. All the tools and bindings will be supplied. Would you like to come along for the experience?

There will be work to suit all levels of fitness and experience. We will be there all day from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Sunday 31st January 2016. Volunteers can come at whatever time suits them.

We would be grateful if you can come for just two hours or a whole day. Soup, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch. Everyone over the age of 14 is welcome (with a responsible adult).

Richard Jedrzejczak of The Conservation Volunteer team – is working with us for the Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Dr Iain Bolton from Lambeth Parks Department – is working with us for the Friday. Sunday – to be arranged.

Please wear sensible boots and warm clothing

This event is supported by BPCP, Lambeth and Trust for Conservation Volunteers (TCV). Click here for the event poster.


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