#Chortlon community wildlife garden Sat Dec 7th #biodiversity #Manchester

Chorlton readers (and MCFly has one or two!) please share this in your networks!!

Chorlton Methodist Church have a patch of unused land which they are planning to turn into a community wildlife garden, see their webpage at:

http://www.chorltonmethodistchurch.org.uk/the-garden

Hulme Community Garden Centre are putting together a design with a plan for the site and the Wildlife Trust are offering to help as well.  The church are applying for funding to help with the project and are looking to people and organisations locally to provide support for the project.

They are looking for volunteers to help reclaim the land and to start creating the garden.  Initial volunteer days are:

Saturday 7th Dec – clearing the plot of weeds and brambles, trimming the hedge.
Saturday 1st Feb – removing existing fence, erecting new fence and gates.

Both sessions will be between 10am and midday.

All welcome – there will be a range of activities to keep everybody occupied and tea and coffee will be on hand to warm people up in cold weather.

If you are coming and can bring any tools to help with the work – that would be much appreciated.  Bring suitable clothing, footwear and gloves.

There will be additional dates next year, if you are unable to join in on these dates but would like to know about future dates, please let Dave Gallimore know so that he can send further details as the dates are set. chorltonmethodist@googlemail.com

We will also be joining in with the garden volunteers to help people identify the existing wildlife that can be found and also any more wildlife that is attracted into the garden.  The intention is that there will be a number of events and workshops through the year looking at things like mammals, bats, flowers, bees, butterflies etc.

If you would like any more information or are able to help, let Dave Gallimore at the church know or just turn up on the day to join in.

See you soon.

Matt

Matt Holker
Biodiversity Community Engagement Officer
From Grey to Green Project
E-mail: matthew.holker@tameside.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 342 2109
Mobile: 07870 872 814

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