Volunteer Group: Gardening for Wildlife

Come and learn how to tend the garden with wildlife in mind at Denmark Farm.

Volunteers will receive hands-on practical training with our facilitator Angie, learn how to grow edible crops, plus care for a wildlife friendly garden and courtyard.

The volunteer programme compliments and supports our ‘The Sustainable Kitchen Garden courses throughout the year. As part of our friendly little team of dedicated volunteers you will ensure that the garden is maintained, productive and attractive to wildlife at all times.

 

 

2021 sessions will take place from 10am to 1pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14 April
  • Wednesday 12 May
  • Wednesday 9 June
  • Wednesday 7 July
  • Wednesday 4 August
  • Wednesday 1 September
  • Sunday 19th September – Autumn Celebration & Volunteer Gathering (social) to be confirmed
  • Wednesday 6 October
  • Wednesday 3 November

If you would like to stay on to eat your packed lunch with us after the session please bring food and drink. We can’t currently offer any refreshments but can boil the kettle to top up flasks if required.

The programme is suitable for anyone from complete beginners, to those who already have some previous growing experience / knowledge.

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Facilitator: Led by experienced permaculture, gardening & wildlife educator, Angie Polkey. Angie’s background in ecology and conservation helps her understand – and teach – the natural principles, patterns and processes that underpin sustainable and wildlife friendly gardening. With her husband, she cares for a small acreage in west Wales with several forest gardens, vegetable beds, a polytunnel & greenhouse, wildlife habitats, and hard-working chickens! After a long career with conservation organisations such as the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Learning through Landscapes, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre and PONT Cymru, Angie now works as a freelance educator & advisor.

What’s provided: 

  • All tools and equipment (please bring your own gardening gloves if you have these)
  • Tuition and guidance
  • Fresh air and exercise
  • New friends 

What to Bring: 
Waterproofs and wellies or boots, gardening gloves, a flask and a packed lunch.

The Cost
FREE!

How to book

There are limited places on each session in order to comply with COVID regulations. Please drop us an email to info@denmarkfarm.org.uk, or call 01570 493358 to check if there are places and to book.

Need more info?
Email: info@denmarkfarm.org.uk
Phone: 01570 493358

Ornamental gardening

You may also be interested in our regular programme of conservation volunteering or our extensive course programme with topics covering; Food growing, natural crafts, ecology, conservation and sustainable living running throughout the year. 

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We would like to thank The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for their generous support, without which this project could not happen.