2016 has been a great year for all-things-volunteering at Denmark Farm. With two funded projects, ‘Holistic Habitats’ and ‘Sowing Seeds, Sharing Skills’ (thanks to Volunteering in Wales fund and Awards for All) we have been able to achieve a huge amount. The projects have enabled us to recruit new volunteers, as well as supporting and … Continue reading A Year of Volunteering at Denmark Farm
This year The Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm is taking part in Grow Your Tenner, an annual match funding campaign run by Localgiving. This is an amazing opportunity for us to raise valuable funds to help maintain our unique 40 acre nature reserve. During this campaign Localgiving will match all online donations up to £10, and … Continue reading Money Growing on Trees!
This week summer has returned to Denmark Farm, along with all the butterflies and the campers. During a peaceful lunchtime stroll around the meadows I was reminded of the wonderful passage in Miriam Darlington’s ‘Otter Country – In search of the wild otter’ about her stay on the Eco campsite at Denmark Farm: “we set out … Continue reading “A Dizzying Mosaic of Colour”
In February, a group of volunteers led by horticulture tutor Malcolm Berry embarked on a project to turn an area of grass at Denmark Farm (used for overflow car parking!) into a productive kitchen garden. As our ‘Veg Patch from Scratch’ programme comes to an end, Jacky, one of the volunteers reflects on the group’s achievements: “In … Continue reading Volunteers Create a Veg Patch from Scratch
What do you think of when someone say’s the magic words ‘wildlife photography’? This was just one of the questions asked and discussed when teaching wildlife photography at Denmark Farm. It is one of those deceptive questions that at first glance has an easy answer but which quickly leads to hard realities. On asking this … Continue reading Focus on Wildlife Photography