• Text Colour:
  • C
  • C
  • C
  • C
  • Text Size: A A A

Vintage Wildflower Meadow Creation Workshop

21 May 2015

Wednesday 27th May, 1.00pm

Learmount Community Centre, Park

An area of rough grass at Learmount Community Centre will begin its transformation into a high colour wildflower meadow  on Wednesday 27th with the coming together of vintage enthusiasts and volunteers to prepare the ground and sow the wildlife friendly seed.

Organised by Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Learmount Community Development Group the demonstration will begin with a vintage tractor and plough turning the soil in order for volunteers from The Conservation Volunteers and the HAND project to prepare the seed bed and sow the seed using vintage seed sowing fiddles.

Una Cooper, manager with Healthy Ageing Network in Derry (HAND) said, ‘ We are so happy that 30 of our over 60s group are coming along to view the demonstration, take part and take away free seed to try out the method on a smaller scale in their own gardens.  It will be a real trip down memory lane for some of the group.’

The Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme involves a working partnership between RAPID, Derry City Council and the Woodland Trust supported by HLF’s ‘Landscape Partnerships’.  The project vision is to “create a vibrant, natural and cultural diverse landscape within the Faughan Valley that the whole community appreciates, and is engaged with, making it a sustainable landscape for living”.

For more information please telephone Annie Mullan on 028 71 337498 or email [email protected].  For more information regarding Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership visit www.faughanvalley.com