• Pollinators need our help! Don’t miss the Planting for Pollinators Course in March

    by  • December 7, 2015 • Avalon Wildflower Park, EAT Project, Growing Glastonbury, News, Courses & Events, Uncategorized

    12096537_535841139906824_7929396075940987737_nWhen: Thursday 3rd March 2016, 9.30 – 5pm

    Where: At Brook End LAND Centre Compton Dundon, Near Street & Glastonbury

    What: Avalon Wildflower Park is a new community project opposite the Red Brick Building. The former BMX track, now overgrown, is unloved and neglected. Our vision is to transform it into a haven of native plants, buzzing with life. We want to create a beautiful, fun and ecologically vibrant learning and community space.

    As part of this project we have organised a course about planting for pollinators. Pollinating insects need our help!

    About the Course

    • Learn which plant families are useful to pollinating insects
    • How to make your growing space more pollinator- friendly.
    • Learn about how to provide food plants, colour schemes that bees can ‘see’, the best flower shapes, plants for a longer flowering season and growing refuges for overwintering insects.
    • Learn how to design beautiful borders, beetle banks and other wildlife features, such as bee ‘hotels’
    • Learn how to encourage solitary bees to breed in your growing space and will look at natural bee keeping methods.

    Cost: The course is free for adults in receipt of state benefits, otherwise £10-£50 donation. Bring lunch to share. Booking essential.

    How to book: To book please email Nicole: eat@feedavalon.org.uk

    The course is supported by Somerset Skills & Learning CIC.

    Pollinators Course