Saturday, 20 January 2018

Orchard volunteering session, Saturday 3rd February, 10.30am-12.30pm

Our next community orchard maintenance session will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday, 3rd February.  (Our previous arrangement for Sunday 21 January got washed out by heavy rain).  In anticipation of better weather, we are planning to do winter orchard work, followed by a checkup on the gated Iona Orchard, a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.  Please come along to help and maybe learn something new about tree maintenance, including pruning. Rendezvous at the south end of Ladywell Fields, Bournville Road entrance. Boots and old clothes recommended. Under 16s only with close supervision. Please bring your own (sharp) secateurs if you have them! Please email if interested, so we can gauge numbers. Hope to see you there. 

Monday, 15 January 2018

'Nature's Gym' Iona Orchard Workday, Saturday 27 January 2018 11am-2pm

Volunteer day faciltated by Nature Conservation Lewisham and 'Nature's Gym'. This session has been arranged to undertake some basic maintenance before Spring when the birds will start nesting. The main focus will be clearing the overgrown woodchip path and doing as much as possible to clear the areas around the fruit trees of brambles etc. Contact or call 020 8314 2119. See also