On Sunday 22nd January 2012, The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting local people to help plant a new orchard during a morning of wildlife conservation activities at its Nature Centre woodland from 10am.
The group will meet in the main car park of The Donkey Sanctuary and make their way down to the woodland in the company of the Sanctuary’s Events and Activities Manager, James Chubb. The group will be planting a small orchard of local apple varieties before removing protective mulch and tree guards from the woodland fringe.
James Chubb says: “Regular visitors to the Sanctuary will know what a fabulous location it enjoys, and this is a chance to make a fantastic contribution to the local environment. We’ve been enjoying visits from songbirds all winter who have been feeding amongst the recently-planted saplings on the woodland edge. We’ll be spending part of the morning cleaning up this area and completing planting to re-establish an apple orchard of local varieties in the adjacent meadow.”
The activities will involve very gentle exercise, but the steep slopes of the site mean that people with mobility problems will not be able to participate in this activity.
The morning’s activities will come to an end at 1.30pm, in time to grab an optional pre-ordered lunch in the Hayloft restaurant. There is no booking necessary, just turn up and join in.
For more information contact the Events Team on 01395 573156.