The challenging March weather affected our Work Parties, particularly the intended sapling planting. The hardy members that helped to remove the bramble crowns, runners and roots on Wednesday 13th March quickly warmed up despite the chilly conditions! However, this task again proved to be too labour-intensive to do by hand and one of our members (following Jewson’s recent generosity) went and spoke to the manager at Travis and Perkins in Margate to see if they would possibly loan us the use of a rotovator for a day? To our delight they agreed and on Wednesday 27th March, they delivered and collected not only a Rotovator but to our surprise another mini digger as well! We are very grateful to Travis and Perkins for their support for making this possible.
As we have learned from this project having the right tools makes all the difference!
The preparation of the meadow is now complete and we hope to sow the wildflower seed very soon! All we need now is some warm sunshine and April showers!
In these times of cut-backs and recession we are so grateful to the support of these two local companies and I know from the comments given to us as we work, the local community are very pleased with the difference we are making to this area!
NB Next Work Party – Sunday 14th April 10am –1pm.
If you can spare an hour or two, do come along and join us. Membership is free – see our website for more information: www.montefiorewoodland.org.uk
New volunteers/members always welcome!