Connecting people with nature is one of the main aims of the Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm.
Just visiting and experiencing the biodiversity here is the best way to connect with nature. However, we also like to help people make that connection by informing visitors about the things that they can see here.
We have an interpretation strategy for Denmark Farm and as the funds become available we are adding elements of interpretation that we have identified in our strategy. This winter has seen two new pieces of interpretation installed at Denmark Farm
Four years ago we constructed our Self-catering Eco Lodge at Denmark Farm so that visitors could stay here and enjoy the site and/or attend courses over a period of several days. The design of the Eco Lodge incorporated various features to connect it to its immediate surroundings and to reduce its impact on the environment. A new interpretation panel has now been placed close to the Eco Lodge to highlight how this building links to its environment through the materials used in its construction, the source of its energy for heating and the way its waste water is treated. The interpretation panel was made possible with funding from WCVA Volunteering in Wales Fund.
A short walk from the buildings at Denmark Farm takes you to a viewpoint looking out of part of the site and the countryside beyond. At this viewpoint visitors can now listen to audio messages in Welsh and English played on a wind-up sound box.
The messages give an overview of what the Shared Earth Trust has achieved at Denmark Farm as well as pointing some of the things to see and hear while walking around the trails. This sound installation was funded by a grant from the David Tyler Trust, a small educational charity.
We hope you will enjoy these latest developments on your next visit to Denmark Farm. We aim to add more elements of our interpretation strategy in the future ~ watch this space!
Glenn Strachan (Trustee – The Shared Earth Trust)