• Learn about Pond Design & Construction at Avalon Wildflower Park

    by  • May 15, 2016 • Avalon Wildflower Park, EAT Project, Growing Glastonbury, News, Courses & Events

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

    When: Tuesday 19th July 2016, 10am – 4pm

    Where: At Avalon Wildflower Park Opposite the Red Brick Building, 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 pond design and construction for the multiple potential ponds on site.

    About the Course

    • This course will explain pond design principles, such as shape, location, drainage and marginal planting.
    • We will look at how to create ponds that encourage wildlife and explore local native wetland plants.
    • The course will look at the pros and cons of different pond-making materials (plastic, rubber, clay).
    • It will introduce construction techniques for a new pond on site, which we will begin during the course.

    Practical activities included so wear appropriate clothing and wellies.

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

    This course has been supported by Somerset Skills and Learning.

    Pond Course