Nature Conservation Lewisham

Get involved in Lewisham's parks and nature reserves

Nature’s Gym at SHP

1 Comment

Measuring up the raised beds with Glendale

The Nature’s Gym volunteers spent two weeks at a homeless shelter run by SHP to help them ‘green up’ their garden and make it more wildlife friendly.  SHP were lucky enough to win some funding from the Blackheath Ward Assembly to help them buy the materials and plants for their project, but they asked if Nature’ Gym could help them with the planting, building and clearing.  We were happy to help and so got to work!

Anderson Shelter

One of the first things we did was to clear the ivy and other overgrown vegetation from the Anderson Shelter which is in the garden. One of our volunteers remembers using his when he was little!

We planted whips, built a bug hotel, put up and bird filter and with help from the guys at Glendale, built some raised beds.  It is hoped that some of the residents will look after the raised beds and learn how to grow and cook their own vegetables.

SHP kindly thanked us for our work with a pizza and we all ate it while watching Great tits using the bird feeder we had only put up an hour before!

Advertisements

One thought on “Nature’s Gym at SHP

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s