How you can help the Garden in Transition to floourish in 2012
...and other doings around Hay on Wye
Might you be free on Sunday 25th March to join a work party for the ‘Garden in Transition’?
Some of you may remember that a Transition-themed demonstration garden was installed next the entrance of the Hay Festival site a couple of years ago. The idea behind this project is to create a space with the participation of the local community; using reclaimed, recycled and donated materials and plants; which looks amazing; and will be seen by over 100,000 people. Hopefully it will inspire other similar projects based on sharing skills and creatively using recycled and reclaimed materials.
This year, Brecknock Wildlife Trust will be designing the garden. They are
looking for volunteers to help out for some or all of the day (between 10am and 3pm). If you are handy with a saw and hammers, your skills would be useful. If you would like to pick up a few practical skills, that would be great as well. Also, it will hopefully be a good social occasion. There will be cake!
If you don’t have time to be there in person on the day but would still like to be involved, here are some other ways to help out:
- if you have a pond that you’re thinning out and could donate marginal plants in pots, these would be welcome
- if you would like to raise wildflowers, seeds and pots can be provided
- you could loan a rotavator
- you could donate tall plants such as bamboo, miscanthus, reedcanary grass, bulrush or reeds
- you could donate hazel hurdles or wattle fencing
- you could donate recycled planks for the steps
Thanks for reading this far!
The 2011 Hay Walking Festival included a transition-themed walk which went down well so we'd like to repeat it for 2012. The date for the walk will be Sunday 14th October - if you would be willing to lead or co-lead the walk, talk about your garden/energy efficient house/electric bike/recycling habits or indeed anything else vaguely transition-related, please get in touch with me (anna:droverholidays.co.uk tel: 01497 821134). Thank you.
Finally... catch the inspirational Felicity Aston and hear about her adventures in Antarctica - she recently completed a solo journey to become the first woman ever to ski across Antarctica solo. Felicity will be speaking at:
The Swan at Hay, 1st March at 7.30pm, £6.50
Eardisley Village Hall, 2nd March at 7.30pm, £5.00
Hereford Courtyard, 3rd March at 7.45pm, £10.00