Trade for Life are looking for volunteers to either meet up and plan future events help on the stall or one of the other events we support. If you have some spare time and would like to work with a group of like minded individuals why not contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook.
17th October we had 9 volunteers from the Royal Bank of Scotland with Chris from The Conservation Volunteers. They built 2 compost heaps, repositioned our gate post, moved some number one over the drive way and cut down some leylandii. Great effort and thanks to all.
On 23rd October we had a Tree Identification Walk lead by Emily Wadsworth from the Central Scotland Forest Trust. We had a great turn out and a lovely walk through our woodland. She identified 20 plus species for us and gave us lots of information about them. A really lovely afternoon.
As it is West Lothians School holiday week next week there are no formal sessions though we will be down on the Garden so if we are open please feel free to pop in for a cuppa.
Emilie Wadsworth from Central Scotland Forest Trust will be running a woodland walk session in our woodland at Garden for Life on Wednesday 23rd October at 3pm.
If you would like to come please email our Woodland Team at mailto:PWCCGWoodlands@yahoo.co.uk
After the excesses and successes of last week we are back to a near normal calendar this week. Our usual Open Sessions will be running Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12.30 til 3 pm. Rural Connect are hoping to pop down on Wednesday for a cuppa and wander round.
Thursday we have 10 volunteers from the Royal Bank of Scotland coming down with The Conservation Volunteers. These are really enjoyable days and worth popping in for either part or all of the day,10 til 4 pm.
DUE TO THE ELECTRICIANS BEING ON SITE ON MONDAY MORNING THE AFTERNOON OPEN SESSION WILL START AT 1PM
As I say we are putting together a woodland management team. TO allow this to happen we have arranged a Tree identification afternoon with Emilie Wadsworth, from Central Scotland Forest Trust on either the afternoon of the 16th or 23rd October. Please fill in the doodle poll if you want to join us:http://doodle.com/na9sw9v6fbtvcyv4
The second training opportunity is a course over three days looking at defining and mapping our woodland then deciding what we want to use the woodland for, planning how to do this and deciding on a vision for the future. We are providing this training free to our volunteers but will need to ask for a commitment to help with the woodland management over the coming years, as this course is being funded by Foundation Scotland. If you would like to join us and the team please fill in the Doodle Poll below:http://doodle.com/4rk7nkwtcrpmxyv8