Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A Tribute to Volunteers 2017

Examples of the invaluable work of volunteers and around the Windermere area.

Working Holiday Group

Lake-shore revetment work Cockshott, Windermere.

Windermere School working at St. Catherine's.

Thinning out ash and disturbing the ground to encourage growth of Touch-Me-Not Balsam in Spring..
..and collecting leaves for adding to the walled garden compost bins.

Cumbria National Trust Volunteers.

Tidying up the area in and around High Lickbarrow Farm

and taking down an old redundant fence.

First year Forestry students, University of Cumbria

working on a double fence line to protect a soon to be planted hedge at High Lickbarrow...

...under somewhat challenging conditions!

Stuart, long term volunteer, at St. Catherine's

constructing a 'hedgehog house' from scrap wood.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Stuart...Recycling Superstar!

Stuart, long term gardening volunteer at The Footprint, has become an inspiring member of the Windermere team here at St. Catherine's.

Stuart always has an eye on recycling so we find all sorts of useful and interesting objects refashioned from old gates and pallets. Above, he is completing his latest creation...a beautiful eco-home for hedgehogs.

This old gate is tanalised and therefore unsuitable for firewood but rather than skip it Stuart has repaired the walled garden shed with some of the timber and made trellis fencing with the rest.

Stuart brought this Jasmine in from his own garden at home; here it is in the planter that he made from scrap wood with the trellis fencing behind.

These images show planters created by Stuart for herbs and flowers which are offered for sale outside the Footprint in the Summer; donations go towards "The Walled Garden Project".