We have our young adults with autism workshop, on Wednesday 4th March – more about this later.
We had Matt, Tom, Mick, Marcus and myself on our weekender and we carried on chopping back the ground-ivy. It’s a tough job because the stuff just does not want to give up!!
However, we have cleared a good stretch and if we mow it once or twice, we should be able to keep it pushed back. Hopefully, grass and violets will grow on the bare earth but if there is no sign of life by the end of March, we can seed with a cornfield mix. We will try and extend the cleared ground by a few more meters every year.
The little stretch needs a bench, and by chance, we have a spare one. The view is to die for.
The bird-feeders are topped up and keeping the birds happy and the squirrels out.
We have a busy March with fallen trees to clear, more bird-boxes to put up around the new benches on the northern end of the path, thanks to Andrew for kindly making them, and we need to seed the bare earth around the benches with all the local wildflower seeds collected last year. We also need to map where all the nesting boxes are before the leaves are back on the trees and the bird-nesting season starts.
Myself, Kerrie and Marcus have put together a project to help young adults with autism to build benches. After a bit of trial and error, we are ready to go with our first workshop on 4th March. It has been a crazy learning experience and put me out of my comfort zone quite a few times. The aim is to teach new skills, build confidence, help people to feel like they are contributing towards their local community and, earn a bit of cash. We are massively new to this so any pointers, advice or support would be very much appreciated.
Weather for Wednesday is looking OK and the location is on the photo.
Massively looking forward to this and creating a little bit of workshop space where we can sell the benches locally.