Come Forth for Wildlife’s Wildlife Gardening Workshops will be heading to deliver a total of 60 sessions across Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling offering guidance, advice and on the ground work to make gardens more wildlife friendly. To date we have delivered 34 workshops with a total of 480 attendees.
Therapeutic gardens will be visited over a course of regular sessions to engage with groups with physical / learning difficulties and teaching these groups all about amphibians, reptiles and wildlife friendly gardening with an emphasis on creating wildlife friendly features in their own garden setting.
Community gardens and allotments will be part of a workshop introducing the principles of wildlife gardening through group activities, talks and a tour of the allotment/community garden. All gardens will also be involved in surveying for amphibians or reptiles to see what species already use their spaces!
If you are interested in hosting a free workshop for your group in the Forth Valley contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a workshop!
Across May and June we ran Wildlife Gardening Workshops with the Young Carers Project in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, Bridge of Allan Cubs in Stirling, and Maddiston Primary School in Falkirk. These groups learnt all about wildlife gardening, surveyed for local wildlife, and made practical improvements to their local green spaces. These improvements included constructing a raised pond, creating toad abodes, and improving an existing pond. July will see several more workshops being delivered to community and allotment groups across the Forth Valley, as well as therapeutic workshops which will support the Alzheimer Scotland Falkirk gardening group to enhance their garden for wildlife!