Although many gardens are ‘put to bed’ over the winter there is of course plenty to be done with preparing beds for spring planting. Part of the Rewilding project has focussed on connecting participating volunteers to their local green spaces and this includes local food growing spaces. Parklea is based in Port Glasgow and is […]
It’s tree planting time in the Knowes! Extending previous efforts, we’re looking to help move the process of succession towards healthy woodlands. Succession is the natural movement of ecosystems towards stability. Without regular grazing or a lot of human work, grassland turns to mixed shrub field, which then turns to woodland. In this process there […]
As part of Community Rewilding we search for ways to encourage people to interact with and support their environment. We also look for ways to improve habitats and biodiversity. Finding ways to make people a healthy part of their local natural environment without the need for heavy management is key to this. Forest gardening is […]
Today was a shortened session due to the impending storm. Four hardy volunteers turned up to tree plant. We’ve chosen a range of native trees for the site: blackthorn, hazel, crab apple, rowan, alder and oak. We are using canes and guards on each. Although there are a few deer that pass through the site, […]
Our thanks to Mark McVey, one of the Coves Green Gym Volunteer Officers, who has patiently sifted through the footage and found the best bits.