Create Wildlife Habitats – Workshops 2022

Join one or all of our workshops and start planning what you will do for wildlife in your garden.  We’ve now put in dates for the autumn.  Link on each workshop description below to see details of the workshop.  

FoodSunday 23rd Janaury 2022 10 – 3 pm – The Pavilion, Cainscross Find out more…      Just book

Shelter – Sunday 13th February 2022 10 – 3 pm – The Pavilion, Cainscross  Find out more…     Just book

Water – Sunday 20th March 2022 10 – 1 pm (optional pond dipping 1- 3 pm)- The Pavilion, Cainscross  Find out more…    Just book

COVID – if we are unable to run the workshops you will be offered a full refund so there is no issue with booking now.  At the current time, it looks like there will be no restrictions but we are limiting numbers to 15 per workshop as we would be able to operate socially distanced in the hall we have booked.

Shelter -

This workshop concentrates on shelter we can provide for different species.  We will start at the bottom of the food chain and do a deep dive into insects and bugs.  We’ll explore what we can expect to find and how to ensure we have the habitat they need.  We will then explore shelter required by other wildlife by following up the foodchain.

Food -

Focus on food, who needs what and how best to provide it. This time we’ll go back down the food chain and explore the endless interaction and relationship between all our wildlife.   We will follow the cycle of many of our pollinators and butterflies to ensure we are feeding the creatures right through their life cycle.  We will discuss the impact of native plants vs non native species

Fresh Water -

 Freshwater is important for so many of our wildlife.  We will explore easy ways to provide different sources of water but will concentrate on making micro-ponds.  How to build them and keep them fresh.  We will explore native plants for ponds and bog gardens and once again connect everything into the food chain.

Workshop Booking

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Where will the workshops be?

All workshops will in the Pavilion, Victory Park.  The venue is fully accessible and there is parking close by  

Pricing explained

This project is self-funding.  We are applying for some small grants to help us cover the costs but at the moment the revenue will come from workshop fees, competition entry fees and donations. 

There is a suggested donation of £10 for adults and £5 for children, however if you are on a tight budget donate what you can afford.  If you are bringing more than one child you decide what a family price should be.

These fees will cover our website and technology costs, printing, prizes and other sundry costs.  All time is being donated by Chloe and Emily and the other amazing people who are helping out.

Do I have to come for the whole day?

Come for as much as you would like, you can see a detailed programme by clicking through the specific workshop link above.   Please be aware if we have already covered topics or questions you have we will not repeat ourselves. 

What do I get for my donation?

Whatever donation you choose to make will cover your attendance at the workshop for all or part of the day and all hot and cold drinks.  We will be selling some home-made cakes but recommend you bring your own picnic